When your brewery is a legend, your village doesn’t need much else. That said, there is a great hiking trail that starts and ends here and also passes a castle and another fine brewery. Grasser offers great value rooms and is well worth staying over to fully appreciate their varying range of beers.
Ebermannstadt & Bamberg Stations 20 km/irregular bus service
Daily from 9
Output: 12000 HL
Founded in 1503, the Grasser family runs quite an operation from this little village. That the beer is much renowned around Franconia attests to its quality and if you come to the brewpub anywhere near a meal time, you will be hard pressed to find a seat so the locals like it, too. I’ve been here a few times now despite it being difficult to get to without a car. In fact, we’ve rented a car a couple times just to go and spend the night. It’s that good. First time in, I had a great mixed meat plate and along with their typical Vollbier, an amazing Maibock called Josephibock. I bought a case for the road!
Go when the Josephibock is on tap and you won’t regret it
The next time we went, my wife had duck breast and I had a lamb knuckle and we were both blown away with the food. I tried a tasty Pils, though it was heading more towards a cereal grain palate more typical of a Helles.
A tasty Pils, duck breast and lamb knuckle
The last time I went, I had walked from Sachsendorf at the top of the Aufsess Brauereienweg. It was a long and surprisingly hot walk and I was happy to finally get to sit outside in the Biergarten area. I was also super happy to have a room there. Their classic Vollbier never tasted so good. It was hard for me to not order another so I could try their Export but it was on tap and I’d never seen it before. I did and was very happy about it. I had a great roasted half chicken which was up to par with the beer. It was packed. I missed a great photo opportunity but I was too tired and sore to get up. Like I said, having a room there was a true blessing.
Worth the walk never was more true
Huppendorf is becoming a favorite lunch stop on the way back from the in-laws. I try to time it with their seasonals and last time through, we had the tasty Öchsla, their Pfingsten (Whit Sunday) specialty. A bonus was getting to sit outside in the Biergarten and this time, I wasn’t too tired to get a photo! I also got lucky when they had some bottles of their very tasty Märzen. It was so good I returned in 2019 for its tapping and it perhaps even better.
The Pfingsten specialty Öchla and Grasser’s lovely little Biergarten
Beers: Huppendorfer Vollbier, Huppendorfer Pils, Huppendorfer Zwickel, Huppendorfer Hefeweizen.
- Winterweizen from the 6th of January
- Josefibock in March (Anstich on March 17th)
- Märzen on Tag des Bieres (April 24th in 2018)
- Pfingstöchsla from Whit Monday
- Grachäds (Rauchbier) in September
- Kathreinbock in November (Anstich is the middle of November)
- Weihnachtsfestbier in December
- Summer Kerwa is the last weekend in July or first weekend in August (Export Bier)
- Kathreinkerwa is the weekend after Repentance Day
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