How to follow the Pilgrim’s Way to Monastic Beer Heaven

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 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

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.

Reutberger Josefibock

Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.

Andechser Dopplebock Dunkel

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

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 Schwarzbier

Maxlrainer's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.

Beer Hiking in Winter has its rewards

While beer hiking in spring and fall might be best, doing it in winter does have its reward.

Walking in a Winter Bock Wonderland

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.

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How to celebrate a 10th Anniversary on the Fünf Seidla Steig

The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Fünf Seidla Steig was a blast.