The small village of Hintergereuth is truly off the beaten path, even for the beer wanderer. Though it’s part of nice longish rural walk, you’d be hard pressed to stumble upon it unless you knew a little about the Ahorntal, a quiet valley of rolling hills and farmland.
Pegnitz Station 17 km/highly irregular bus service from Bayreuth
Daily from 12
Founded in 1866, this is a true village family brewery where life is centered. Simple snacks are available and prepared by the brewer’s wife and either she or her son are likely to pour your beer. I had their tasty beers at the Fränkishes Bierfest in Nürnberg and decided to walk there to connect the Bierquellenweg and hikes in the Aufsess area. It was not a well marked trail at times but was very happy I made the effort. The woman running the place was friendly and welcoming. The beer was worth the walk and the simple snack hit the spot.
Stöckel Landbier and the scenic old brewhouse
I had their Landbier and Pils and a Wurstbrot, basically a slice of buttered bread with some lunch meat on top.
Their Pils, bar interior & Würstbrot
Beers: Lager Hell, Ahorntaler Landbier, Ahorntaler Premium Weisse, Stöckel Pils
- Hellerbock from the beginning of January
- Festbier from the beginning of November
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