Catching up with old friends & new Bocks on the 13-Brewery Trail

The Bamberg Countryside Breweries Experience and Brewing Heartland Experience are two great walking tours which take you off the beaten path and out into the beautiful Franconian countryside. You can be sure to drink beers you will never find back home and eat the local delicacies.

Griess Bockbier

Griess Bockbier is one of Franconia's best with a balanced palate featuring floral hops and fruity malt. The lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish is moreish.

Hummel Cowboy Schwarzbier

Hummel Cowboy Schwarzbier isn't typical of the style but it's a tasty enough dark beer worth trying if you don't confine it to a mold.

Knoblach Sommerbier

Knoblach's Schammelsdorfer Sommerbier is a balanced brew with mown grass in the otherwise grainy nose and a lingering semi-dry finish.

Knoblach Pfingstogla

Knoblach's Pfingstogla is the brewery's Festbier commemorating Whit Sunday. It's a chewy malty treat with a lingering semi-dry finish.

How to hike five miles and visit five breweries in one day outside Bamberg

The Dorf Breweries Express is an easy 9km hike in Franconia Switzerland which takes in five small regional breweries. Join Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara to find the best beers and foods along the way.

Debringer Bock

Debringer Bock is a balanced unfiltered golden brew with fair hopping, making for a semi-dry moreish finish.

Drei Kronen Festbier

Drei Kronen Festbier is unsurprisingly malty brew with just enough hops to dry it nicely in the finish.

Hummel Pils

Hummel Pils is a dry balanced example of the style with a touch of grain before the clean, semi-dry, slightly bitter finish.