You can’t tell the dorfs without a scorecard

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.

Drei Kronen Die Helle Lotta

Drei Kronen Die Helle Lotta is a balanced Helles with some grain in the plate and more hops than most, making for a clean, semi-bitter finish.

Hummel Märzen

Wagner Märzen is an excellent dryish Märzen with a balanced palate and semi-bitter finish.

Wagner Jubiläumsbier

Wagner Jubiläumsbier is gorgeous dry hoppy beer with lots of malt backbone to make for a most quaffable celebration beer.

Sauer Pils

Sauer Kellerbier is a great dry fruity session beer best enjoyed at their Felsenkeller in summer.

Knoblach Rauchsüdla

Knoblach's Rauchsüdla is a lightly smoky session beer with a semi-dry balanced palate and a semi-bitter moreish finish.

Hummel 1162 Heller Rauch Festbier

Hummel 1162 Heller Rauch Festbier is a lightly smoky Festbier with a balanced palate and semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Knoblach Urlager

Knoblach's Urlager is their hoppy take on a Vienna Lager which is dangerously drinkable at 5.4%.

Hönig Postillon Weiße

Hönig's Postillon Weiße is a refreshing classic Wießbier, perfect for a post-hike Bierkeller visit.

Drei Kronen 1457 Lager

Drei Kronen 1457 Lager is the brewery's Kellerbier sans the smoke. An easy drinker, it lacks the complexity of their signature Stöffla.