How to hike five miles and visit five breweries in one day outside Bamberg

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.

There’s spring and smoke in the air in Bamberg: A Guide to Bamberg’s Best Biergartens

The guide to Bamberg's best beer. With only a couple days in Bamberg, you have to choose your beers well. This is the guide to the best beer in Bamberg, the beers you have to try.

Reblitz Weizenbock

Reblitz Weizenbock is a gorgeous example of the style with mild clove and caramelized banana in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is semi-dry.

The Pocket Guide to Bamberg’s Best Beer

The guide to Bamberg's best beer. With only a couple days in Bamberg, you have to choose your beers well. This is the guide to the best beer in Bamberg, the beers you have to try.

Heller Doppelbock

Bamberg and Franconian beer styles explained in simple terms which are listed alphabetically

Beer Hiking in Tegernsee in winter just might be better

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.

Beer Hiking in winter when the weather is less than perfect

Regensburg is a lovely medieval town dating back to the Stone Age. This urban hike details a scenic on the less visited side of the Danube River and is featured in the book Beer Hiking Bavaria by Rich Carbonara.

Can you go beer hiking in winter? You sure can!

Mittenwald has numerous hiking trails. One of the best is to the Kranzberg and then further on to the Lautersee and Ferchensee. Finish up at the Mittenwalder Postkeller. Details in Rich Carbonara's book Beer Hiking Bavaria.

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.