Göller Maibock

Göller Maibock is a balanced fruity Bock with a perfect for spring 6.5% alcohol content and a dryish lingering finish.

I feel fine on the Kösseine

The Kösseinhaus is a great rustic hut located on the Kösseine peak in the Fichtelbebirge Nature Park. It can only be reached on foot from numerous parking lots within the park or further afield on long distance hiking routes. The closest lots involve hiking 2-3 kilometers on fair but uphill paths. There has been a weatherproof hut in this place since 1805 but the current structure was built in 1898 and totally renovated for its 100th anniversary. The hut is surprisingly large and while rustic, quite cozy. Full warm meals are served every day, year round. Since the closure of the Ratsstuben in Wunsiedel, this is probably the best place to sample the local Hönicka Bräu beers on tap. It’s certainly the most scenic!

Ochsener Hefeweizen hell

Ochsener Hefweizen Hell is a fruity Weizen with a citrusy palate and clean, semi-bitter finish.

Hönicka Bräu Zoigl on tap

Hönicka Bräu Zoigl is a balanced malty brew with a nice mix of grain and hops before the semi-dry moreish finish. As far as I can see, it's not available in bottles and there might not ba any other place do drink it than at the Kösseinehaus.

Hönicka Bräu Landbier hell on tap

Hönicka Bräu Landbier hell is a balanced malty brew with a nice mix of grain and hops before the semi-dry moreish finish. It's very drinkable at 4.8% and there's no nicer place to do that than at the Kösseinehaus.

Hönicka Bräu Wonnesud Dunkles Spezialbier on tap

Hönicka Bräu Wonnesud Dunkles Spezialbier is a richly malty brew with some roast before the semi-dry moreish finish. It's very drinkable at 5.4% and there's no nicer place to do that than at the Kösseinehaus.

Wiesener Pils

Wiesener Pils from Bürgerliches Brauhaus is a gorgeous golden textbook German Pils with rocky white head and hoppy nose. Balanced palate is hoppy with the perfect amount of bitterness for the style. The clean finish is moreishly semi-dry and bitter.

Framing Unterfranken in Frammersbach

When it comes to beer aficionados, Lower Franconia doesn't get any respect. Before I get accused of playing the Rodney Dangerfield card, I fully understand its relative remoteness and lack of sheer numbers has a lot to do with that. Going to new breweries is exciting so don't lose the sense of adventure. Lower Franconia is a great place to do it just that.

Kesselring Pils on tap

Kesselring Premium Pils is a textbook German Pils with a light grainy/floral hops nose and palate. The lingering finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter.