Wettelsheimer Märzen

Wettelsheimer Märzen is a classic of this style of malty fest beer. While not hoppy, the finish is clean and avoids any cloying characteristics.

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.

The Magic of the Walberla

The first time I saw the Walberla, it caught me entirely off guard. I was on a bus to Leutenbach, primarily to check out Brauerei Drummer but planned on doing some hiking there, as well. I'd taken two trains to Forchheim from Munich and was surprised at how smoothly the transition to the bus had … Continue reading The Magic of the Walberla

Heller Aecht Märzen

Schlenkerla is a world classic pub and the brewery never rests on its laurels. Their flagship Märzen is a smoky delight not to be missed.

Long Live Lagers

Hand-crafted lagers are nothing new in Franconia but they just may be that on American craft beer market.

Weiherer Weizenbock

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Weizenbock may not be a traditional one but the addition of hops is much welcomed and makes for a tasty but easy drinking brew.

A Hard Beer’s Night (& Day)

The first tapping of the Christmas Bock at Zehendner turns out to be an adventure but the beer hike the next day saved the day.

Weiherer Bock

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Bock is a classic Hellerbock with a malty palate and dryish, bittersweet finish.

Heller (Schlenkerla) Eiche

Eiche is Schlenkerla's renowned Dopplebock with a softer smokiness than its stablemates and a drying finish for its strength.