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Virtual Brewery – Real Beer

Virtual brewery??? We don’t own a brewery but we are producing real beer!
How’s that working? We are using the equipment of several partner breweries in Austria for our brews. Our goal is to produce a large variety of highly aromatic, exciting, creative and novel beers in at our friend’s breweries using our own recipes including sometimes unique ingredients. As other „breweries“ don’t tell you where their beer is made, we are fully transparent. You will find our partners at every beerlabel. We brew our beer with all natural ingredients. If we add special things like tea, petals, spices or fruits, then they never come from concentrate or extracts.


The kraken as logo stands for freedom, independence and flexibility. His arms are pushing him forward. They symbolise our brewing network we’ve built and the huge variety of beers we are brewing. The eyepatch shows that we brew what we want. The only thing we care about is the Codex Alimentarius Austriacus. The Austrian book where is fixed what is allowed to use for brewing beer.

Be a part of the beerrevolution. We have the finger on the pulse of time, are independent, urban and the most creative brewery in Austria. Live the future in beer with us right now! The revolution for independent taste from independent breweries for independent people!


We brew beer off the mainstream commonly called Craft Beer.
Craft Beer formerly was the name for beer from small breweries who really crafted those beers by hand. Nowadays lots of those breweries have grown to large companies. So for us “Craft Beer” should meanwhile be used for beer brewed with spirit, focused on aromatics, from independent breweries. Because of the current shopping tour of XL-Industrial Breweries on international craft breweries, we want to be seen as independent brewery and not the same like the camouflaged craft breweries operated by industrial big beer companies.

Craft is dead, long live Indie Beer!

Founded 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

As a virtual brewery we have a network of partnerbreweries to have enough flexibility in brewing that much different beer with different batch sizes. Lot of brewpartners are a lot of work for us but a huge advantage is that we can select different brewing equipement for what we want to brew.


Next Level Brewing means huge variety and exciting beers focused on aromatics. We brew easy drinking Pale Ales, Foodpairing beers and beers for absolute nerds.

We are focused on international beer styles that aren’t well known by Austrians and creating beers the world hasn’t tasted. At 2016 Meiningers International Craft Beer Award in Germany we won our first PLATIN Medal with our Lemon Thyme – Freestyle Gose!
At our first attempt at the Austrian Beer Challenge in 2016 we have won several medals!
Lemon Thyme – WINNER Category Spicebeer!
Five O’Clock – WINNER Category IPA!
Local Hero – 2nd Place Category American Ales!

That’s Next Level Brewing!



Easy Pale Ale


India Pale Ale


Brutal Double IPA


Smoked Pale Ale


Freestyle Gose


Earl Grey IPA


Imperial Stout


Passion Fruit Ale


Within |
Beer Store Vienna Dealer

Wilhelmstrasse 23 | Vienna, 1120

Craft Beer Store

Märzstraße 25 | Vienna, 1150

Biervana Dealer

Hohenzollernstraße 61 | Munich, 80796

Crafters UG Dealer

Merowingerstraße 7 | Düsseldorf, 40223

Rabensteig 8 | Wien, 1010

Kaiserstraße 42 | Frankfurt am Main, 60329

Rögergasse | Vienna, 1090

Bar / Independent Club Dealer

Straning 61 | Stranig, 3722

Online Shop

bier. Dealer

Kaiserstraße 247 | Karlsruhe, 76133

bottles Göttingen craft only Dealer

Lange-Geismar-Straße 55 | Göttingen, 37073

Biercontor Wildberg Dealer

Hauptstraße 13 | Wildberg, 17091

Hausmann's Düsseldorf Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Hafenstraße 9 | Düsseldorf, 40213

Beaver Brewing Company Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Liechtensteinstraße 69 | Vienna, 1090

Bierboutique Graz Dealer

Lendplatz 5 | Graz, 8020

Craft Bier Bar Hannover Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Ballhofplatz 7 | Hannover, 30159

Getränkefeinkost Münster Dealer

Steinfurter Straße 9 | Münster, 48145

Craft Beer Kontor Dealer

Schlägerstraße 17, 30171 Hannover, Deutschland | Hannover, 30171

Ludwig & Adele am Markt Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Yppenplatz 4 | Wien, 1160

Malefitz Dealer

Meidlinger Markt | Vienna, 1120

Parkstraße 35 | Wiener Neudorf, 2351

Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Lagerstraße 28b | Hamburg, 20357

Getränkefeinkost Leipzig Dealer

Härtelstraße 23 | Leipzig, 04107

upper glass craftbeer shop & warehouse Dealer

Dreikönigstraße 25 | Heidelberg, 69117

Flügelstraße 58 | Düsseldorf, 40227

Johann-Strauß-Gasse 42 | Vienna, 1040

Traditional viennese restaurant, focused on Craft Beer

Down Under Aussie Pub Vienna Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Magdalenenstraße 32 | Vienna, 1060

Safran & Sauerkraut Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Wallstraße 6 | Frankfurt am Main, 60594

VINTAGE Café Bar Graz Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Jakoministraße 7 | Graz, 8010

Biermuda Dealer

Rechener Straße 3 | Bochum, 44787

Breitenfelder Gasse 22 | Wien, 1080

Bottle Shop Salzburg Dealer

Mirabellplatz 7 | Salzburg, 5020

Polkadot Vienna Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Albertgasse 12 | Vienna, 1080

Alte Posthalterei Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Große Straße 1 | Lingen an der Ems, 49808 Lingen

Bier Market Dealer

8 Boulevard Général Pierre Koenig | Nantes, 44100

Braukunstladen Köln Dealer

Spiesergasse 3 | Köln, 50670

Cav’Ale Atlantis Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

17 Avenue Jacques Cartier | Saint-Herblain, 44800

Ottakringer Shop Dealer

Ottakringer Straße 95 | Vienna, 1160

Beverage Shop with Craft Beer Corner

Mühlgasse 20 | Vienna, 1040

Galopper des Jahres Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Schulterblatt 73 | Hamburg, 20357

Cave à Flo Dealer

3 Allée de Bray | Cesson-Sévigné, 35510

Kranenkai 1 | Würzburg, 97070

Buzzhaltestelle Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Bahnhofstraße | Kaiserslautern, 67655

Anstalt für Getränke 42 Dealer

Brodtischgasse 21 | Wr. Neustadt, 2700

Händler für Spezialitäten

Gleinker Gasse 14 | Steyr, 4400

Königstieg 15A | Braunschweig, 38118

Karl-Marx-Straße 195 | Berlin, 12055

LUGECK | Figlmüller Wien Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Lugeck 4 | Wien, 1010

1019 Jazzclub Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Althanstraße 12 | Vienna, 1090

Brandauer Bierstube Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Am Platz 5 | Vienna, 1130

Die Bierothek® Frankfurt Dealer

Europa-Allee 6 (Skyline Plaza Frankfurt) | Frankfurt am Main, 60327

Union Shop & Bar am Brommyplatz Dealer Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Hamburger Straße 42 | Bremen, 28205

Grinzinger Str. 55 | Wien, 1190

Thurngasse 19 | Vienna, 1090

Sieveringer Straße 163 | Vienna, 1190

Die Bierothek® Stuttgart Dealer

Königstraße 26 (Königsbau Passagen) | Stuttgart, 70173

Union Brauerei und Braugasthaus Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Theodorstraße 12/13 | Bremen, 28219

Die Bierothek® Fürth Dealer

Gustav-Schickedanz-Straße 8 | Fürth, 90762

KRINGERS No.2 Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Hütteldorfer Str. 4 | Vienna, 1150

mein-NASCHMARKT Dealer

Vorgartenmarkt 37 | Vienna, 1020

Die Bierothek® Bamberg Dealer

Untere Königsstraße 1 96052 Bamberg | Bamberg, 96052

Mattlers Bierschwemme Dealer

Wehofer Straße 42 | Duisburg, 47169

Fluc und Fluc Wanne Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Praterstern 5 | Wien, 1020

Biertempel Dealer

Freistädter Str. 287 | Linz, 4040

Museumstraße 5 | Innsbruck, 6020

Wir Komplizen Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Egenolffstraße 17 | Frankfurt am Main, 60316

Süssmund - Kaffeebar Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Dominikanerbastei 11 | Wien, 1010

Seilerstätte 10 | Wien, 1010

BierPlus Dealer

Berggasse 37/2/42 | Vienna, 1090

Die Bierothek® Nürnberg Dealer

Äußere Laufer Gasse 6 | Nürnberg, 90403

CraftBeerMarket Dealer

Eppendorfer Weg 13 | Hamburg, 20259

BrauseSyndikat Dealer

Ellerstraße 36 | Bielefeld, 33615

Bauernmarkt 10 | Wien, 1010

Dr. Bottle Dealer

Mandellstraße 22 | Graz, 8010

Biererei Dealer

Oranienstraße 19 | Berlin, 10999

Taproom Jungbusch Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Beilstraße 4 | Mannheim, 68159

MALTbar - craft beer | whisk(e)y | cocktails Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Rheinstraße 41 | Darmstadt, 64283

Die Bierothek® Leipzig Dealer

Katharinenstraße 11 | Leipzig, 04109

Känguruh Pub Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Bürgerspitalgasse 20 | Vienna, 1060

Bielefelder Biersalon Dealer

Rohrteichstraße 42 | Bielefeld, 33602

B 306 - Steakhouse Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

in der Klosterklause, Poststraße 52 | Bad Reichenhall, 83435

Kitzmann Bräu-Kontor Dealer

Südliche Stadtmauerstr. 25 | Erlangen, 91052

Craft Beer Rockstars Dealer

Balauerfohr 6 | Lübeck, 23552

Landstraße 15 | Zwettl, 3910

naïv Dealer

Fahrgasse 4 | Frankfurt am Main, 60311

B 306 - Steakhouse Restaurant/Bar/Pub/Club

Kreuzbaumstraße 50 | Inzell, 83334

Bierlager Dealer

Bonner Str. 38 | Köln, 50677

Sörök Háza, Kézműves és Különleges Sörök Szeged Dealer

Feketesas u. 20 | Szeged, 6722

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Next Level Brewing was founded by two enthusiastic homebrewers on a mission to bring highly aromatic, unique beer into the world. They want to show that beer can be more than cheap booze. Focused on creating beer by aromatics they sometimes get really creative with their ingredients. Both founders are Beersommeliers and know each other from the Viennese Homebrewscene.

Beer whisperer Johannes Grohs is Diplom-Beersommelier and a typical lateral thinker. Formerly working in the building industry he has enough distance to traditional brewing, ingredients or techniques. Beside the recipe developement process the founders do together Johannes is responsible for marketing and the economic parts thanks to his master degree in business management.

Alexander Beinhauer is a typical Hop Head, Beersommelier and multiple winner of the Austrian Homebrew Championship. He studied chemistry and has a master degree in biotechnology. Therefore he is responsible to achieve the high aromatic quality standards Next Level Brewing stands for.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 20:00 Hrs
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00 Hrs


Wilhelmstraße 23, 1120 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 974 46 27 (at opening hours)
Email: beer[at]