Tough choices in the time of Corona cause some breweries in Franconia to consider closing.
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.
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.
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.
The Walberla is a special hill in Franconian Switzerland. Just west of Forchheim, it offers great hiking opportunities and some fine small regional breweries surrounding it.
Hübner Stadfelder Frühlingsbier is a spring treat with a nice mix of grains and hops. There's a peppery element to the nose which carries over to the palate and just a hint of well-integrated butterscotch. It's fairly dry for a Festbier of 5.5% and the finish is moreishly bitter.
Hübner Stadfelder Osterhäsla is an Easter treat with a nice mix of grains and hops. There's a spicy element in the mix and it remains fairly dry for a Festbier of 5.5%
Hübner Stadfelder Christkindla is a Christmas treat from the small brewery with a renowned Vollbier. This amber malty brew is well-balanced with fair hops and a bitter finish.
Hübner Jubiläumsbier was brewed for the brewery's 200th Anniversary in 2020 and is a fine rich amber brew, perfect for a celebration.
Marktbreit offers not only a charming old town but also the countryside surrounding it is great for hiking. The Maindreieck hike takes in Ochsenfurt and Gnodstadt, both of which have great breweries. Beer hiking in this area is a must for loves of fine Pils.