Like I mentioned last week, Nick and I spent a weekend in Strasbourg, the largest city in Alsace. Alsace is France’s most important beer-producing region, and by “important” I mean that in terms of volume. Kronenbourg and Fischer, two of the country’s largest breweries, are based in Alsace, the former being the biggest-selling brewer in France. We tried unsuccessfully to get a tour of the Kronenbourg brewery, located just outside Strasbourg, but we were probably better off hunting down the local microbreweries anyway.
Finding La Lanterne was a bit of a challenge. The place is tucked away on a side street of a side street, and from the outside looks like a complete dive. Inside, though, it’s inviting, and the beer is freshly brewed on the premises. It was a real treat to sit in a brewpub and sip a tasty beer while enjoying the ambiance.
The Kohler-Rehm Brewery, on the other hand, is centrally located with a grandiose façade that belies the generic interior.