And so it Gose in Leipzig

Gose is a marvelously refreshing beer which originated in Goslar but the current hotbed is Leipzig. There is probably not a better place to imbibe than Gosenschenke "Ohne Bedenken" where their World Beer Award winner Gose is the go-to drink of locals and beer pilgrims alike.

In Search of Schwarzbier in Thuringian Hilltop Castles

Watzdorfer is a small regional brewery in Thuringia and just up the road in the hilltop Burg Greifenstein you can find two of their fine beers on tap. The castle is a destination in itself and there's a scenic hiking trail to reach it.

Singen in the Rain

Brauerei Schmitt in the town of Singen in Thuringia is a working museum of a brewery with lots of rustic flair. Their beer is well worth seeking out if in Thuringia.

Ohne Bedenken Edelgose

Ohne Bedenken Edelgose is a marvelously refreshing beer example of the style with dry fruity palate and lingering moreish finish.

Bayrischer Bahnhof Gose

Bayrischer Bahnhof Gose is a refreshing beer with a nice spicy element of salt & pepper and exemplifies the style

Don’t Look Back at Kloster Kreuzberg

It had been nearly 20 years since our first visit to Kloster Kreuzberg. Expectations are funny things when it comes to experiencing beery pilgrimage sites and this exercise proved no different.

Sometimes enjoying nature means having to become part of the food chain

Sonnen-Bräu is a great reason to make your way to Mürsbach but it´s not the only one. The pretty valley features pretty trails and lots of beery options.

You can’t tell the dorfs without a scorecard

The Dorf Breweries Express is an easy 9km hike in Franconia Switzerland which takes in five small regional breweries. Join Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara to find the best beers and foods along the way.

rocky outcropping, hill with church, dark beer, half-timbered house in reflection

The Walberla Undressed

The Walberla is a special hill in Franconian Switzerland. Just west of Forchheim, it offers great hiking opportunities and some fine small regional breweries surrounding it.

The Magic of the Walberla

The Walberlafest is perhaps Germany's oldest spring festival. Set high on a hill called the Walberla, it is certainly the most atmospheric.