Schroll Trüber Hammel

Schroll Trüber Pils is a hoppy departure for the family brewery more noted for malty brews. The spicy hop element is still well-balanced and the dry bitter finish is moreish.

Held-Bräu Fest-Bier

Held-Bräu Fest-Bier is typical Festbier with a balanced malty palate and clean semi-dry finish.

path through trees, hiking sign, lush bierkeller area

The Cherry Way on a hot day to Bierkeller Nirvana

The Pretzfelder Kirschenweg is a pretty hiking circuit which starts in Pretzfeld, a short train trip from Forchheim. The Pretzfelder Keller is an idyllic place for your beery reward.

Held-Bräu Bock

Held-Bräu Bock is a light amber and drier than most Hellerbocks.

hiking sign beer church

When nobody’s home in Hetzelsdorf

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide that details 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. This one near Forchheim in Franconia brings you to the local brewing legend in Hetzelsdorf, Penning-Zeissler.

Heckel-Bier

Heckel-Bier is one of those brews you will think back on and want another. This means returning to the brewery. It will never be the same elsewhere.

Schroll Bock

Schroll Bock is a dark rich beauty with a hint of licorice and a fine dryish bittersweet finish.

Held-Bräu Weizen

Held-Bräu Weizen is a bit of a cross between a Weizen and Helles if interested in a hybrid beer.

Held-Bräu Weizenbock

Held-Bräu Weizenbock is a dangerously drinkable brew with a surprising addition of hops to make the finish clean and moreish.

Held-Bräu Helles

Held-Bräu Helles is a dry fruity brew with a some cereal in the mix and a clean bitter finish.