Schwanen-Bräu Weihnachtsfestbier

Schwanen-Bräu's Weihnachtestbier is a dark dry hoppy session beer with a nice grainy malty element to flesh things out for the festive season.

Schederndorfer Helles Sommerbier

Schederndorfer Helles Sommerbier has butterscotch in both the nose and palate some hops creep in for the finish but not sure they entirely save the day.

Schederndorfer Landbier Dunkel

Schederndorfer Landbier Dunkel is fine dark brew with a touch of chocolate and a long dry finish.

Schederndorfer Rauchbier

Schederndorfer Rauchbier won the 2018 Silver Medal in the style and is a fine smoky brew with a surprising but nice bitterness.

Debringer Dunkles Vollbier

Debringer Dunkles Vollbier is an easily approachable but in on way simple brew. Great with food or on its own, it's the true taste of Franconia.

The Bocks of Bamberg

Bocks are the wild card in German brewing. Though they can be sticky affairs, the best seem to be able to straddle the necessary big malt presence in these high octane brews and ride out in dryish style. Finding them isn't always easy but you can up your odds by doing it in Franconia, where … Continue reading The Bocks of Bamberg