If you want to get a beer brewed in Hamburg, Germany, you might typically choose an Astra or Holsten. They’re the most famous ones, but the oldest brewery from 1793 at the oldest brewery location (used since 1722) is Gröninger. The Gröning Privatbrauerei produces a delicious, amber-colored Pilsener close to the historic Speicherstadt and Chilehaus. The building itself was built in 1761 and is one of the last Baroque-style buildings in the old city center; it is therefore protected as a cultural heritage since 1944.
The brewery inherited its name from the street it is located at, the Gröningerstraße. In this region of Hamburg once Dutch immigrants from Groningen were living. The vast cellar which once was used for brewing beer is now used as a restaurant serving of course beer and hearty meals like Schweinshaxe or Spanferkel. If you’re thinking big (or come with many friends) you can order a ten liter barrel and draw the beer from tap directly at your table. And if you want to learn more: they also offer brewery tours.