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.

brewpub exterior
Adler-Bräu Bräustübla
Hauptstrasse 19
Stettfeld 96188
Tel: 09522/369

Edelsbach/Eltmann Station 4k/irregular bus service from Bamberg

Opening hours:
Closed Monday, Tuesday & Saturday
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 15:30
Sunday 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 Sandkerwa in Bamberg. It was a busy stand despite being a bit off the main area and my wife and I both thought their Altfränkisches 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

I’ve enjoyed all of the bottled beers I’ve managed to pick up.

an assortment of lovely Adler-Bräu beers

I finally managed to get back out to Stettfeld in March 2024, though it was a bit cool for the Biergarten so we sat inside for the first time on a bustling evening. I also got to try a hot meal, a lovely Kassler which went very well with their dark Lager.

happy to return to Stettfeld

Beers: Adler-Bräu Altfränkisches Lagerbier, Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils, Adler-Bräu Weizenbier, Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Hell, Adler-Bräu Stöpflder Zwickel.

Beer calendar:
Bärentage (first weekend in July) featuring their Bärentrunk
Bockbieranstich (mid-October) featuring their Hellerbock
Kirchweih (first weekend in November)

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