Walking in a Winter Bock Wonderland

Beer hiking is alive and well in small town Aying, just outside Munich. There's no better way to build up your hunger and thirst than hiking in a winter wonderland.

Ayinger Winter Bock

Ayinger Winter Bock is a rich dark brew with lots of dried fruit and fair hopping in the long dry bittersweet finish.

May I have another Maibock in Aying?

Aying is a lovely small village south of Munich and home to the Ayinger Brewery. With an idyllic Biergarten and a great group of seasonal beers and food, it's a can't miss.

Ayinger Maibock

Ayinger Maibock is yet another great seasonal from the Southern Bavarian brewery. This Hellerbock has a firm dry bittersweet finish and big malty palate. Yum.

Craft Beer in Germany?

Oddly enough craft beer is a new term on the German brewing scene. I find it odd as Germans have generally had a long history of hand crafting beer and though there is more than enough mass production of mediocre beer going on, there are still tons of relatively large breweries producing beers much as … Continue reading Craft Beer in Germany?