Greifenklau Bock

Greifenklau Bock is yet another great Franconia Hellerbock with a hint of apricot before a dry bittersweet finish.

Zwanzger Dunkle

Zwanzger brews some great beers and their Dunkle is one of them with a fine peppery element that is both interesting and refreshing.

Keesmann Bock

Keesmann Bock is yet another great Franconia Hellerbock with a firm dry bittersweet finish and big malty palate. Yum.

Barnikel Dunkles

While this beer is now contract brewed, it's still quite good and the pub a real gem of a place.

Kloster Reutberg Weißbier Bock

This is one refreshing Weißbier Bock from a noted monastic brewery in Southern Bavaria.

Sauer Bockbier

Sauer Bockbier is yet another great Franconia Hellerbock with a firm dry finish and big malty palate. Yum.

How to wander for Maibock in Munich

The English Garden is home to four large good beer gardens and the most northern one is perhaps the most remote and best: the Aumeister. Home to some of the best roast chicken in Munich, they also serve Hofbräu Maibock in spring. Prost.

Hofbräu Maibock

With perhaps an even longer lineage as Salvator, Hofbräu's Maibock is one majestic brew, full of a fine mix of malt and hops. Its moreish finish will have you reaching for another but beware its deception strength.

Grasser Josefibock

Grasser in Huppendorf is one of Franconia's greatest. Their Josefibock is one reason, perhaps my favorite of all Hellerbocks.

How to make Easter Franconian

A yearly tradition of stopping in Franconia on our way north for Easter has brought us to some amazing breweries as as well scenic towns and wonderful nature. Easter fountains are the icing on the cake!