Zoigl in the Allgäu. Why not?

Zoigl is more of a beer culture than a style. While largely confined to a few select areas in northern Bavaria, there is one very interesting example in the Allgäu region. Kaubeuren Zoigl Ludwigstrasse 47 has all the right ingredients and is well worth exploring if in the area.

Spalter Weizenbock

Spalter Weizenbock is a balanced offering from the hops growing region based brewery. It's fruity and fairly dry for 7.2%

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.

Felsenbräu Weizen

Felsenbräu Weizen is a refreshingly fruity wheat beer with a balanced palate and lingering semi-dry finish.

Felsenbräu Bernstein Weizen

Felsenbräu Bernstein Weizen is a fine Dunkelweizen with some dark bread and biscuit notes mixed in with a pleasant fruitiness in the lingering finish.

Felsenbräu Keller Märzen

Felsenbräu Keller Märzen is a richly malty brew with some caramel and roast in the palate. The lingering finish is moreish for 5.4%.

Felsenbräu Felsentrunk

Felsenbräu Felsentrunk is a balanced Helles with fair hopping to offset its grainy malt profile. The clean finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter, making it moreish.

Spalter Zwickel on tap

Spalter Zwickel on tap is drier with more of a citrusy element thank its bottled counterpart. It also lacks the yeasty element but is perhaps more balanced and quaffable.

Gundel Urhell

Gundel Urhell is a dry fruity Hells with fair Spalter hopping and a lingering, semi-dry, bitter finish.

Gundel Dunkles Gold

Gundel Dunkles Gold is a dry roasty treat of a dark beer with a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish which is moreish.