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The Main Thing about Unterfranken

The Main River is not only the longest contained in river in Germany so perhaps unsurprisingly important in the brewing world as a source of water and transportation. There are many in Franconia, where the it originates and a particularly scenic stretch is in Lower Franconia. Three towns to seek out for beer on this route are Marktheidenfeld (Martinsbräu), Wertheim (Spessart) and Lohr am Main (Keiler Brauhaus).

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A Salty Patch on the Unterfranken Express

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.

Zoigl in the Allgäu. Why not?

Zoigl is more of a beer culture than a style. While largely confined to a few select areas in northern Bavaria, there is one very interesting example in the Allgäu region. Kaubeuren Zoigl Ludwigstrasse 47 has all the right ingredients and is well worth exploring if in the area.

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Das Buch “Bierwandern Bayern” von Rich Carbonara ist ab sofort erhältlich

Das Buch "Bierwandern Bayern" von Rich Carbonara ist ab sofort erhältlich. Es enthält Details zu 50 Bierwanderungen, 50 Brauereien und 50 Bieren. Durch den Kauf über die folgenden Links unterstützen Sie meine wachsende Website.

On the dime in Theinheim

Theinheim is set in a beautiful rural landscape, had numerous hiking trails and one very find brewpub called Zum Grünen Baum.

Reutberger Export Dunkel

Reutberger Export Dunkel is a super drinkable Dunkles with moreish long semi-dry finish.

How to follow the Pilgrim’s Way to Monastic Beer Heaven

Not far from Munich, Kloster Irsee is a great off the beaten path beer destination and walking there gives you views of the Alps and the Bavarian countryside.

Rich Carbonara’s “Beer Hiking Bavaria” is available now in both English & German

The new book from Rich Carbonara "Beer Hiking Bavaria" is out now.

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.

Reutberger Josefibock

Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.