And so it Gose in Leipzig

Gose is a marvelously refreshing beer which originated in Goslar but the current hotbed is Leipzig. There is probably not a better place to imbibe than Gosenschenke "Ohne Bedenken" where their World Beer Award winner Gose is the go-to drink of locals and beer pilgrims alike.

In Search of Schwarzbier in Thuringian Hilltop Castles

Watzdorfer is a small regional brewery in Thuringia and just up the road in the hilltop Burg Greifenstein you can find two of their fine beers on tap. The castle is a destination in itself and there's a scenic hiking trail to reach it.

Singen in the Rain

Brauerei Schmitt in the town of Singen in Thuringia is a working museum of a brewery with lots of rustic flair. Their beer is well worth seeking out if in Thuringia.

Ohne Bedenken Edelgose

Ohne Bedenken Edelgose is a marvelously refreshing beer example of the style with dry fruity palate and lingering moreish finish.

Bayrischer Bahnhof Gose

Bayrischer Bahnhof Gose is a refreshing beer with a nice spicy element of salt & pepper and exemplifies the style

Don’t Look Back at Kloster Kreuzberg

It had been nearly 20 years since our first visit to Kloster Kreuzberg. Expectations are funny things when it comes to experiencing beery pilgrimage sites and this exercise proved no different.

Sometimes enjoying nature means having to become part of the food chain

Sonnen-Bräu is a great reason to make your way to Mürsbach but it´s not the only one. The pretty valley features pretty trails and lots of beery options.

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.

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Mountains & Weisswurst & Beers, oh my!

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide detailing 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. Murnau is one of Bavaria's hidden gems sitting on the beautiful Staffelsee. The Dragon Slayer's Way is great short hike taking in the scenery and breweries.

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I feel fine on the Riederstein

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide detailing 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. Tegernsee is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Bavaria and this hike takes to the top of the Riederstein and then to the Tegernsee Bräustüberl.