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

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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