Maxlrainer is a great destination brewery with fine food and beer. The onsite castle is stunning as is the mountain scenery.
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's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.
Anstich is the first tapping of a beer and Beerwanderers recently attended the 2nd annual Rauchbieranstich at Brauerei Knoblach in Schammelsdorf.
Knoblach's Rauchbier is new smoky edition to Knoblach's line-up. It has a light but firm smokiness and a long dry bitter finish.
Knoblach's Räuschla is a great introduction to smoke beer with a light smokiness to its well-balanced and dry palate.
Schlenkerla is a world classic pub and the brewery never rests on its laurels. Their flagship Märzen is a smoky delight not to be missed.
Mahrs Bräu makes an amazing range of beers and this is their flagship. "U" is a hard beer to describe but not to drink. I've never heard anyone say they didn't like it.
Grasser in Huppendorf is one of Franconia's greatest. Their Festbier is a fine example, with a rich malty palate and some find hopping to dry it out in the clean bitter finish.
Ott Bock is a fine example of a Hellerbock with a rich malty palate and long dryish bitter finish.