Ulrich Martin Josephi Bock from gravity barrel at Bockanstich

Ulrich Martin is a traditional brewery lovingly restored by the man himself. The Josephi Bock is fantastic bock full of rich malt and fine hops. The lingering finish is moreishly semi-dry, making for a dangerous 7% brew. Their Bockanstich is legendary and for good reason. Try to get to one if you are in the area at the right time. You won't regret it.

Glenk Heller Bock

After some years being contract brewed by Stöckel in Hintergereuth, it appears Glenk has shifted to a closer contract brewer in neighbor Becher-Bräu. This Hellerbock is a fair example of the style with a rich golden hue and balanced richly malty palate.

Fischer (Wieseth) Das Bockbier bottle

Fischer Das Bockbier is a richly malty amber brew with some biscuit and honey in the nose and a lingering bittersweet finish.

Wagner Bräu (Oberhaid) Bock smoke

Wagner Bräu Bock is a rich malty beer of 7.5%. This new 2023 version had a light smoke element and none of the butter I found it to be loaded with in 2022.

Gampertbräu Bock

Gampert-Bräu Bock is a richly malty Hellerbock with a lingering semi-dry, bittersweet finish. At 7.2%, it's a contemplative sipper.

Brauhaus Unfinden Bock

Brauhaus Unfinden Bock is a richly malty treat with some raisin and prune in both the nose and plate before a lingering semi-dry finish. Dangerous at 7.3%.

Düll Bock

Düll Bock is an unfiltered amber beauty with tons of malt but well-balanced with ample hopping making for a sublimely dry and moreish Bock at 7.7%. One of Franconia's best.

Bayer Bräu Bayerator

Bayer Bräu Bayerator is richly malty brew with a heady 7.2% alcohol content and a bittersweet finish. This brewery closed in 2011 but they have their beer contract-brewed at Arnsteinter.

Hummel Maibock

Hummel Maibock is a richly malty Bock with floral hops in both the nose and palate and a hint of honey. It's a dangerous 7%.