Stettfeld is a pretty little hamlet on the Main river in a region known as the Haßberge, just 15 kilometers northwest of Bamberg. With some hiking trails in the forest north of town and a fine brewery in it, Stettfeld is a nice choice for some beerwandering if in the area.
Edelsbach/Eltmann Station 4k/irregular bus service from Bamberg
Closed Tuesday & Saturday
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 3:30
Sunday & holidays from 10:00
Output: 10,000 HL
Founded in 1730, this small brewpub has a following beyond its size. Set in the countryside outside Bamberg, it draws its fair share of beerwanderers. It’s a brewery that remained outside my radar for a long time. In fact, I first ran across their beers at the Sankerwa in Bamberg. It was a busy stand despite being a bit off the main area and my wife and I both thought their Altfrankisches Lagerbier was the best beer of the fest.
I finally made it to this small countryside brewpub after previously showing up to closed doors the first time in Stettfeld. I’m glad I persevered as it was a real classic, resplendent with an old green tile oven and a loquacious brewer, pouring his wares personally.
cozy interior of the Schwarzer Adler & their tasty Lagerbier
It was a pretty dismal weather the day I hiked into town so was more than ready for a meal when I arrived. It was a Sunday and it seemed the family was eating when I arrived. I was offered what they were having but I’d noticed Dosenfleisch on the menu and since I don’t see it so often in southern Bavaria, I opted for it. It was tasty and a perfect compliment to both their beers. I’d had the Pils in a bottle and though I didn’t like it was much as the Lagerbier, I decided to try it on tap. It was much nicer but still no match for the Lagerbier if you only have time for one.
Adler-Bräu Pils & their rustic Dosenfleisch
Bärentage (first weekend in July) featuring their Bärentrunk
Bockbieranstich (mid-October) featuring their Hellerbock
Kirchweih (first weekend in November)
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