Not far from Munich, Kloster Irsee is a great off the beaten path beer destination and walking there gives you views of the Alps and the Bavarian countryside.
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
Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.
Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.
Andechser Dopplebock is a king among the style. With a rich malty palate and long bittersweet finish, it pairs perfectly with cheese.
Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk is a marvelous mix of hops and malt with some fine fruitiness thrown in. It's a beer worth the Pilgrim's walk.
Maxlrainer's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.
While beer hiking in spring and fall might be best, doing it in winter does have its reward.
Beer hiking is alive and well in small town Aying, just outside Munich. There's no better way to build up your hunger and thirst than hiking in a winter wonderland.
The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Fünf Seidla Steig was a blast.