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The Main Thing about Unterfranken

The Main River is not only the longest contained in river in Germany so perhaps unsurprisingly important in the brewing world as a source of water and transportation. There are many in Franconia, where the it originates and a particularly scenic stretch is in Lower Franconia. Three towns to seek out for beer on this route are Marktheidenfeld (Martinsbräu), Wertheim (Spessart) and Lohr am Main (Keiler Brauhaus).

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Hell

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Hell is a typical malty Helles with a clean finish. It's well-made but not their best beer by a long shot.

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Bärentrunk

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Bärentrunk is a a true Schwarzbier with a nearly black hue and roasty palate.

Adler-Bräu Stöpflder Zwickel

Adler-Bräu Stöpflder Zwickel is a pleasantly dry quaffer with a nice mix of grain/hops and a clean semi-bitter finish.

The Fox out of the Bocks

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide that details 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. This one near Bamberg takes in the small village of Stettfeld where Adler-Bräu makes outstanding beer.

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils is a thirsty quenching straw-colored brew, perfect for after beer hiking in the Franconian countryside.

Adler Altfränkisches Lagerbier at Schwarzer Adler

Adler-Bräu Lagerbier is a true classic Franconian session brew, with a dry fruity palate and a very long dry bitter finish. Well worth seeking out.

Adler-Bräu Hellerbock

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Hellerbock is a classic example of the style. Rich and malty with ample hopping, making for a dryish finish.

Adler Altfränkisches Lagerbier

Adler-Bräu Lagerbier is a true classic Franconian session brew, with a dry fruity palate and a very long dry bitter finish. Well worth seeking out.