How to hike five miles and visit five breweries in one day outside Bamberg

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.

There’s spring and smoke in the air in Bamberg: A Guide to Bamberg’s Best Biergartens

The guide to Bamberg's best beer. With only a couple days in Bamberg, you have to choose your beers well. This is the guide to the best beer in Bamberg, the beers you have to try.

The Pocket Guide to Bamberg’s Best Beer

The guide to Bamberg's best beer. With only a couple days in Bamberg, you have to choose your beers well. This is the guide to the best beer in Bamberg, the beers you have to try.

Heller Doppelbock

Bamberg and Franconian beer styles explained in simple terms which are listed alphabetically

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.