Hermann, Missouri boasts of great wines and wineries but this little town has an authentic German brewery that is sure to tease your taste buds. Located in downtown Hermann, Tin Mill Brewery has been featured in Missouri Life Magazine and touted as being both “Authentic” and “German”. Tin Mill Brewery has at least 6 different microbrews for you to taste and when the timing is right you can enjoy some of their special festival and seasonal beers as well.
There is a German Purity Law of 1516 that is still in effect in Germany today that governs how authentic German beer should be crafted. Tin Mill Brewery‘s own Elijah Holt is the Mill’s beer crafter and holds to the German Purity Law when making the beers sold by Tin Mill. Using a process called Krausening, Tin Mill Brewery, in essence, “recharges” the activity of fermentation by adding small amounts of already fermented beer to a batch of recent beer that is almost fermented.
It is through this process that Tin Mill‘s brews have become famous. By using techniques from Germany, which is known for it’s high-quality beers, Tin Mill has perfected the process and passes that same quality to the patrons in Hermann, MO. Tin Mill states,
At Tin Mill Brewery, we follow the Reinheitsgebot, or German Purity law, to the letter using no corn or rice in our beers. The barley we use is grown and malted in Germany and comes from some of the best barley fields in the world. Our hops come from the Hallertau Region of Germany about an hour north of Munich. Even our traditional copper brew kettles are imported from Germany.
Although they don’t have a full-service restaurant, you are welcome to enjoy the brews on tap as well as select food options including pizza. There are no specific guided tours of Tin Mill, but the brewery is open for your enjoyment. After filling a tall glass of this fine German brew you can take a self-guided tour during their operating hours. No reservations are required. Just come in and enjoy the tour. If you come in the cooler months to Hermann, Missouri, you can feast on their brews and soup.