Ebern Genussfestival 2024: A Beer Enjoyment Odyssey

The Genussfestival 2024 was held in medieval marvel Ebern in the Hassberg County of Lower Franconia. Four regional breweries (Göller/Zeil, Bayer/Theinheim, Raab/Hofheim and Hartled/Maroldsweisach) along with communal breweries from Dörflis and Ebern were on hand. A great time was had by all.

Bräuhaus Dörflis Märzen

Bräuhaus Dörflis Märzen is a rich malty brew with fair hopping, making for a lovely semi-dry finish. It is brewed by the small communal brewery in the village of Dörflis in Lower Franconia but I sampled it at the Genussfestival 2024 in Ebern.

Raab Frangn Seidla on tap

Raab Frangn Seidla is an unfiltered Vollbier with a dry fruity palate and a moreishly dry finish. This was on tap at the Genussfestival 2024 in Ebern.

Hönicka Bräu Zoigl on tap

Hönicka Bräu Zoigl is a balanced malty brew with a nice mix of grain and hops before the semi-dry moreish finish. As far as I can see, it's not available in bottles and there might not ba any other place do drink it than at the Kösseinehaus.

Goikel-Bräu Kellerbier

Goikel-Bräu Kellerbier is a nice refreshing looking Kellerbier with a light grainy nose and balanced palate of grain and hops. The lingering finish is semi-dry with just a hint of bitterness

Waldschloss Bräu Kellerbier

Waldschloss Kellerbier is a gorgeously refreshing looking Kellerbier with a light grainy nose and balanced palate of grain and hops. The lingering finish is semi-dry with just a hint of bitterness. Much better with food, the peppery element of the hops is more pronounced.

Kalk Bräu Kellerbier (by Brauhaus Binkert)

Kalk Bräu Kellerbier is contract brewed by Binkert Brauhaus. It's a refreshing balanced Kellerbier with just the right amount of bitterness in the finish.

Kaiserhöfer Kellerbier

Kaiserhöfer Kellerbier is an unfiltered amber balanced brew with a nice grainy malty element to compliment the light hopping.

O-Bräu Freggerla (Kaiserhof)

O-Bräu Freggerla is an amber Kellerbier brewed by Thomas Kaiser at the mother Kaiserhof brewery. It's a balanced session beer with a lingering semi-dry semi-bitter finish. The O refers to the brewer's cat, Oskar.

Mariechen naturbrüb (Kaiserhof) on tap

Mariechen is a special beer brewed by Kaiserhof for Bastion Marie, an excellent location to sample a few of the local beers and have a fine meal.