Schlenkerla (Heller) Fastenbier

Schlenkerla's Fastenbier is a treat for Lent, when you give up things but are evidently rewarded with amazing beer. It's a touch less smoky than their flagship Märzen with a nice hoppiness to hold it all together.

Why not Andechs?

Andechs is one of the premier beer hiking destinations in Bavaria. With a lush forest, hilltop monastery, brewing monks and some great views of the Alps, it's tough to top. Mix in the amazing beer and food and it's beer nirvana.

Heavyweight Championship of Beers: Round 1 Weizenbock

Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two are Aventinus and Pikantus. Let's compare.

Schneider Aventinus

Schneider Aventinus is the original Weizenbock and remains the standard by which all others are measure.

Erdinger Pikantus

Erdinger Pikantus is one of the classic Weizenbocks, with a rich malty palate that pairs well with strong cheeses and dark chocolate.

Munich Beer Tours

Beerwanderers is not only an information resource for the beer and hiking trails of Bavaria but also a full service provider of guided hiking tours which bring the traveler to breweries often not visited by walking on paths rather than riding in a tour bus. Get off the bus and feel the earth move under … Continue reading Munich Beer Tours

How to follow the Pilgrim’s Way to Monastic Beer Heaven

Not far from Munich, Kloster Irsee is a great off the beaten path beer destination and walking there gives you views of the Alps and the Bavarian countryside.

Greif Dunkel Weisse

Greif Dunkle Weisse is a Gold Medal winning dark wheat beer with a yeasty nose and banana yeast in the palate.

Neder Fassbier

Neder Fassbier is a dry fruity quaffer with a long dry finish and about as perfect for a session of drinking as you'll find.

Kraus Festbier

Kraus Festbier is a malty and somewhat thin-flavored brew.