Heavyweight Championship of Beer: Round 2 Ayinger Winter Bock vs Celebrator

Ayinger brews two great dark Bocks but which one is better? Celebrator or the Winter Bock? Time to test the two.

Ayinger Celebrator

Ayinger Celebrator is a rich dark brew with lots of dried fruit and fair hopping in the long dry bittersweet finish.

Schwanen-Bräu Vollbier

Schwanen-Bräu's Vollbier is a dark dry hoppy session beer found more often in Franconia than anywhere in Germany.

Sonnen-Bräu Weizen

This is a classic Weizen with lots of banana in both the nose and palate. It's surely a great summer quaffer.

Sonnen-Bräu Weizenbock

This surprisingly dry Weizenbock has a nice fruity quaffable quality that makes it dangerously drinkable

Sonnen-Bräu Mürsbacher Dunkel

This rich malty Dunkles has some some caramel in the nose and its soft full-bodied flavor has a touch of chocolate.

Sonnen-Bräu Dopplebock

This high octane Dopplebock has a rich malty nose and palate but its fair hopping lends to a fairly clean and not overly sweet brew.

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.