Grasser Weihnachtsfestbier

Grasser in Huppendorf is one of Franconia's greatest. Their Festbier is a fine example, with a rich malty palate and some find hopping to dry it out in the clean bitter finish.

Brauerei Ott Bock

Ott Bock is a fine example of a Hellerbock with a rich malty palate and long dryish bitter finish.

Hartmann Bock Dunkel

Hartmann's Bock Dunkel is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and somewhat sticky finish.

Binkert Brauhaus Bock

Binkert's Bock is a fair example of the style with a rich malty palate and slightly bitter finish.

Long Live Lagers

Hand-crafted lagers are nothing new in Franconia but they just may be that on American craft beer market.

Weiherer Weizenbock

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Weizenbock may not be a traditional one but the addition of hops is much welcomed and makes for a tasty but easy drinking brew.

Beer Hiking in Winter has its rewards

While beer hiking in spring and fall might be best, doing it in winter does have its reward.

Maisacher Dunkler Winterbock

Maisacher's Dunkler Winterbock is a classic Southern Bavarian Dopplebock with a rich malty palate and some chocolate notes.

Hönig Bockbier

Hönig's Bockbier is a nice mix of malt and hops with a clean bitter finish.

A Hard Beer’s Night (& Day)

The first tapping of the Christmas Bock at Zehendner turns out to be an adventure but the beer hike the next day saved the day.