Brauerei Wagner

merkendorf wagner exterior
Pointstraße 1
96117 Merkendorf
Tel: 09542-620

Bamberg Station 10 km/Buses available

Opening hours:
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday 10:00 to 23:00
Warm food:
11:30 to 14:00 & 16:30 to 21:00 (cold dishes in between meals)

Closed first three weeks of August

Output: 17000 HL

Founded in 1797, this bustling village brewery has been in the same family ever since. Their cozy eatery with full warm meals daily would be reason enough for a visit but the always growing collection of beers is another good excuse to make a pilgrimage to Merkendorf.  It took me longer than it should have to make it here and I must say, I was ill-prepared for the number of good beers on tap. I’d mistakenly thought two new breweries would be a good idea for my birthday. I wisely ordered their mixed meat plate even though I’d eaten a fair sized lunch in Bamberg earlier and was planning on dinner at Brauerei Hummel around the corner.

A couple of the Wagner brews and their mixed meat plate

I returned in late winter to finally complete the 13-Brauerienweg over a two-day stretch so only had time for one beer, and the Lagerbier it was. It’s a great way to start your tour and an easy drinking balanced brew.

Wagner Lagerbier and it’s cosy pub

I recently returned while trying out a new route for a beer hiking tour I’m offering. It was nice to get to Merkendorf in a warmer month and though not nice enough for the Biergarten, I at least saw it. I had an incredible Jubiläumsbier too.

I returned on a tour with a great group of guys from Nashville. It was a glorious day for the Biergarten. They loved the Lagerbier and Jubiläumsbier, which was thankfully still on tap! Everyone also loved the Franconian dishes.

Nashville Beerwanderers enjoying Wagner

I was recently hiking in the area with a family and found both Heller and Dunkler Bock on tap. Excellent but you had to choose as they were both 7.5%! I was happy to return this year with another group and found the Heller Bock still on tap in March. I also finally tried their tasty Richard Wagner Dunkel.

Wagner Dunkler & Heller Bocks plus Richard Wagner Dunkel

Beers: Pils, unfiltered Lagerbier, Märzen, Richard Wagner Dunkel, Festbier, Weissbier, Kupfertisch Rotbier

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