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.

Goldene Gans Hefeweizen

Goldene Gans Hefeweizen is a textbook example of the style and particularly refreshing in this lovely Biergarten on the Main river in Würzburg.

Goldene Gans Helles

Goldene Gans Helles is a malty brew with a peppery finish. Their Biergarten on the Main river in Würzburg is worth a stop in itself and in this setting, any beer is refreshing.

Würzburger Hofbräu Hell

Würburger Hofbräu Hell is a balanced if somewhat bland malty brew which is well-suited for those averse to hops. Their signature Pils is still heading towards a Helles and the better bet if looking for more flavor.

Oechsner Hefeweizen hell

Oechsner Hefweizen Hell is a fruity Weizen with a citrusy palate and clean, semi-bitter finish.

Oechsner Edel Hell

Oechsner Edel Hell is a dry fruity Helles with a clean, semi-bitter finish.

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.