Hermann Travel Guide
Earlier this fall, we told you about Hermann, Missouri, the little German village in the middle of flyover country. Sure they have a wicked Oktoberfest, but what about beer drinking when festivals aren't in session? That's when Tin Mill Brewing Company has you covered.
When we stopped in, the tasting room had four brews on tap, ranging from easy drinking Maibock to serious teeth-grinding Dopplebock. All of 'em were quite good, and the sampler gets you four tastes for four bucks. If you're ready to commit, they also have beer by the half tankard, full tankard or growler.
Beyond the tasting room, you'll find a self-guided tour of the operation. Signage explains all the tanks and hoses, as well as the brewing process. On our visit, Pilsner was afoot along with another tank of Dopplebock--just in time to replenish the dent we made in the brewery's supply.
Nothing says fall like ridiculous harvest festivals in small-town America. This week, we'll be mapping the best.
We've done our share of Oktoberfest coverage, from the original in Munich to the far-from-original in LA. But for the most authentic beer-and-brats celebration this side of the Rhine, you've gotta get to Hermann, Missouri. This little hamlet is more German than sauerkraut, and they show it off every weekend in October.