Lower Franconia is a lovely bucolic area dotted with small hamlets and a surprising number of regional breweries not to be missed by the intrepid beerwanderer. This details a road trip to Strecks Brauhaus in Ostheim, Rother-Bräu in Roth, Pax-Bräu in Oberelsbach and the Wittelsbacker Turm Bräu at its namesake tower.
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What makes the Walberfest so special? Sometimes, it’s not about the beer.
The Walberlafest is perhaps Germany's oldest spring festival. Set high on a hill called the Walberla, it is certainly the most atmospheric. Hike around it before ascending for the most dramatic entrance.
On the need to be understood & not get hit by a passing truck en route to the Forstquell Brauerei
The Forest-Quell Brauerei is part of the Oettinger Group but it is used for experimental beers and training in addition to retaining the feel of a small family owned brewpub. The homey Inn and lovely Biergarten are much beloved by locals for their excellent food and beer. The hike from Wassertrüdingen to the brewery is quite scenic and the beer is worth the walk!
The 1st Annual Looking for Mr. Good Beers & Breweries Top 5 Awards
Check out the Top 5 Beer experiences of 2022 and make plans to enjoy your beer dreams in 2023!
Time in a Seidla: Pferdsfeld
Brauerei Leicht in Pferdsfeld closed at the end of 2022 due to the owners wanting to retire and having found no one to take it over.
Hübner Helles Bockbier (Steinfeld)
Hübner Helles Bockbier is a balanced malty Hellerbock with some grain in the nose and palate. The lingering semi-dry finish is moreish.
Catching up with old friends & new Bocks on the 13-Brewery Trail
The Bamberg Countryside Breweries Experience and Brewing Heartland Experience are two great walking tours which take you off the beaten path and out into the beautiful Franconian countryside. You can be sure to drink beers you will never find back home and eat the local delicacies.
How to find the trail to Bierkeller Nirvana
What's the difference between a beer garden and a Bierkeller? Sometimes you just have to live it to feel it. Take the Bierkeller Extravaganza tour and find out!
I pity the fool that ain’t been to Dinkelsbühl
Dinkelsbühl is a walled medieval wonder located on the Romantic Road in the Franconian part of Bavaria. It's also a great place to sample local beers with three breweries producing a large range of beers.
How to hike five miles and visit five breweries in one day outside Bamberg
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.