Alt Vollbier Hell

Alt Vollbier Hell Brewery: Alt Dietzhof Town: Dietzhof Style: Vollbier Hell Color: golden Head: rocky Nose: slight malt Body: medium Palate: malty flavor, some grain, hops Finish: clean, bitter Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: Though a nice session beer, I made the mistake of having it after the brewery's Vollbier Dunkel so a … Continue reading Alt Vollbier Hell

Alt Vollbier Dunkel

Alt Vollbier Dunkel Brewery: Alt Dietzhof Town: Dietzhof Style: Vollbier Dunkel Color: chestnut Head: off white, dense Nose: malty with a whiff of licorice Body: medium-bodied, low carbonation Palate: malty flavor, some roast and licorice notes Finish: long, dry, bitter Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: I'd had their beer at the Fränkisches Bierfest … Continue reading Alt Vollbier Dunkel

The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

The Staffelberg area is noted for both its hiking and beer so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is some fine beer hiking to be had. On a recent trip researching such matters for my upcoming book Beer Hiking Bavaria, I stumbled upon a butcher-cum-brewer in Uetzing who proves quite handily that one … Continue reading The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

Metzgerbräu Lagerbier

Metzgerbräu's Lagerbier is a dry fruity treat with a rounded soft palate and long dry bitter finish.

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.

Reutberger Josefibock

Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.

Andechser Dopplebock Dunkel

Andechser Dopplebock is a king among the style. With a rich malty palate and long bittersweet finish, it pairs perfectly with cheese.

When your own backyard has mountains

Maxlrainer is a great destination brewery with fine food and beer. The onsite castle is stunning as is the mountain scenery.

Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk

Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk is a marvelous mix of hops and malt with some fine fruitiness thrown in. It's a beer worth the Pilgrim's walk.

Maxlrainer Schwarzbier

Maxlrainer's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.