What is Beer Hiking in Franconian Switzerland like?

What is beer hiking in Pottenstein like? It's about as perfect as you'll find with hikes for all levels and a great dark beer as your reward.

Beer Hiking in autumn has its merits and mushrooms

Autumn can be the very best season for Beer Hiking in Bavaria.

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

Drummer Helles

Drummer Dunkles Brewery: Drummer Town: Leutenbach Style: Helles Color: straw Head: dense Nose: grain, malt Body: medium Palate: malty flavor, some grassy and grain notes mixed in, slight hop Finish: clean, bittersweet Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: This was my second time at the brewery so had higher expectations this time around. Though … Continue reading Drummer Helles

The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

The Staffelberg area is noted for both its hiking and beer so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is some fine beer hiking to be had. On a recent trip researching such matters for my upcoming book Beer Hiking Bavaria, I stumbled upon a butcher-cum-brewer in Uetzing who proves quite handily that one … Continue reading The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

A Hard Beer’s Night (& Day)

The first tapping of the Christmas Bock at Zehendner turns out to be an adventure but the beer hike the next day saved the day.

Cape Town Craft Beer Capers

Cape Town has one of the most stunning settings in the world and in this majestic mountains surrounding it are some amazing hiking trails. There are also great craft breweries to enjoy a beer when you're done your hike. We call it beer hiking.

Hertl Opas Liebling Kellerbier

Hertl's Kellerbier is a new age twist on a familiar Fraconian favorite.

Hertl Gurken Gose

Hertl's Gurken Gose is a sour treat from Franconia's smallest brewery that is not to be missed by pickle fans and those inclined to all things sour.

How to eat your carrots and drink your Zoigl, too.

Join us for a journey on foot, walking through the very heart of the Zoigl brewing region.