The Pocket Guide to the Best Würzburg & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Würzburg & its Couüntryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Würzburg to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg available if you would like to head into the Bamberg countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

The Pocket Guide to the Best Erlangen & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Erlangen and its Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Erlangen you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg and Forchheim available if you would like to head into the Bamberg/Forchheim countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

Weiherer Zapfenduster Hofzfassgelagert

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. This oak barrel aged version of their already gorgeous Imperial Stout is a majestic example of how barrel aging can work. It’s a richly malty contemplative brew with a complex mix of oak, dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. It sounds like an odd combination but the flavors meld beautifully. The lingering finish is quite dry for 7.8% with a pleasant bitterness which makes it incredibly drinkable.

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Search for a Brewery/Pub/Bierkeller by Interactive Map

Maps are fun things. They help us visualize the world around us. With our smartphones in hand, they aren't as important in navigating as they once were but what they do for our imagination hasn't been replaced yet. Open the interactive map in full Google Maps format and you can filter by Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia, Lower Franconia, Franconian Baden-Württemberg and Upper Bavarian Franconia. Click on links in entries to reach Beerwanderers write-ups on each place, which includes contact information, opening hours and brewery websites. Always confirm opening hours before setting out. The place to find good beer in the Bamberg area. I hope it helps you visualize your next beery adventure.

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The Pocket Guide to the Best Forchheim & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Forchheim and its Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Forchheim you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg and Forchheim available if you would like to head into the Bamberg/Forchheim countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

Hummel Leonardi Bock bottle

Hummel Leonardi Bock is a marvelous Hellerbock with a rich malty palate tinged with both honey and floral hops. The lingering finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter.

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The Pocket Guide to the Best Bamberg Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The Pocket Guide to Bamberg's Best Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Bamberg you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg available if you would like to head into the Bamberg countryside with a Bamberg beer expert.

Maisel’s Bajuwarus Weizenbock bottle

Maisel's Bajuwarus Weizenbock is a fruity rounded example of the style with a gorgeous dark honeycomb hue and rocky yeasty head. The lingering finish is surprisingly dry for 7.5% but it lacks some of the complexity of the very best.

Hölzlein Rauch bottle

Hölzlein Rauch is a very lightly smoky session beer with a faint grainy quality and very dry, clean finish. Excellent and a beer for those who say they don't like Rauchbier.