Kramer-Wolf Zoigl

Kramer-Wolf Zoigl is the real deal, made by one of a very limited number of producers in one of only five towns still following all the protocols of Zoigl brewing.

Beim Strehern Zoigl

Beim Stehern Zoigl is the real deal, made by one of a very limited number of producers in one of only five towns still following all the protocols of Zoigl brewing.

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils is a thirsty quenching straw-colored brew, perfect for after beer hiking in the Franconian countryside.

Adler Altfränkisches Lagerbier at Schwarzer Adler

Adler-Bräu Lagerbier is a true classic Franconian session brew, with a dry fruity palate and a very long dry bitter finish. Well worth seeking out.

Alt Vollbier Hell

Alt Vollbier Hell Brewery: Alt Dietzhof Town: Dietzhof Style: Vollbier Hell Color: golden Head: rocky Nose: slight malt Body: medium Palate: malty flavor, some grain, hops Finish: clean, bitter Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: Though a nice session beer, I made the mistake of having it after the brewery's Vollbier Dunkel so a … Continue reading Alt Vollbier Hell

Alt Vollbier Dunkel

Alt Vollbier Dunkel Brewery: Alt Dietzhof Town: Dietzhof Style: Vollbier Dunkel Color: chestnut Head: off white, dense Nose: malty with a whiff of licorice Body: medium-bodied, low carbonation Palate: malty flavor, some roast and licorice notes Finish: long, dry, bitter Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: I'd had their beer at the Fränkisches Bierfest … Continue reading Alt Vollbier Dunkel

The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

The Staffelberg area is noted for both its hiking and beer so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is some fine beer hiking to be had. On a recent trip researching such matters for my upcoming book Beer Hiking Bavaria, I stumbled upon a butcher-cum-brewer in Uetzing who proves quite handily that one … Continue reading The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

Metzgerbräu Lagerbier

Metzgerbräu's Lagerbier is a dry fruity treat with a rounded soft palate and long dry bitter finish.

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.

Reutberger Josefibock

Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.