Brauerei Hummel

brewery exterior
Lindenstraße 9
96117 Memmelsdorf-Merkendorf
Tel: 09542-1247

Bamberg Station 10 km/buses available

Opening hours:
Closed Tuesday
Daily from 9
Sunday and holidays 10-12 and from 3

Output: 9000 HL

Founded in 1556 and still in the same family, this very cozy local is bustling for good reason. Great reasonable food and a big portfolio of fine beers.  Though they have no rooms on the premises, they have apartments for rent nearby. To be honest, I wasn’t prepared for all the beers they’d have on tap as we did both of the village breweries in the same evening!  I’ll allot more time next visit.

I had a few of their beers and would have likely had more if I hadn’t spent a couple hours around the corner at rival Brauerei Wagner. I also had a nice duck breast but the photo didn’t come out very well!

scenes from Brauerei Hummel

I returned late one winter to finally do the entire 13-Braueienweg over two days so only had time for one of their tasty Kellerbiers.

tasty Hummel Kellerbier in Krug

I made a specific trip to Hummel when in Bamberg during Lent in hopes of having their smoky Dopplebock Räucherator on tap. It unfortunately was only in bottle but was excellent nonetheless. I followed up with their regular smoky offering Räucherla, which was an easy drinking Rauchbier.

Hummel Räucherator & Räucherla: two smoky treats

I stopped by Brauerei Hummel recently while doing a new route for an upcoming tour. I had some friends in tow and they loved both it and Brauerei Wagner.  Though not in the plan, we wound up eating here and quite enjoyed my Biersülze mit Bratkartoffeln and my friends split a very nice plate of Zwetchgenbames. I tried their Märzen and was impressed.

 another fine meal

Beers: Kellerbier, Pils, Märzen, Raucherla, Schwärzbier, Weissbier Hell, Weissbier Dunkel, Festbier

Beer calendar:

  • Raucherator (smoke Doppelbock) during Lent
  • Maibock in April and May
  • Festbier Hell on Easter, Whit Sunday, Kirchweich and Christmas
  • 1162 Heller Rauch Festbier
  • Festbier Dunkel on Easter and Christmas
  • Weizenbock at Christmas
  • Kirchweih is the end of August
  • Bockbieranstich is the first Saturday of November

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