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.
Reutberger Export Dunkel is a super drinkable Dunkles with moreish long semi-dry finish.
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.
Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.
Reutberger Josefi Bock is a deceptively drinkable bock with fantastic long dry finish.
Andechser Dopplebock is a king among the style. With a rich malty palate and long bittersweet finish, it pairs perfectly with cheese.
Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk is a marvelous mix of hops and malt with some fine fruitiness thrown in. It's a beer worth the Pilgrim's walk.
Maxlrainer's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.
For those how haven't heard, beer hiking is a thing despite it not being on Wikipedia. It will surely be there soon, mark my words. I just might have to do the write-up myself if no one else does. So, what exactly is beer hiking? Quite loosely, it's the combining of hiking and drinking beer. … Continue reading Beer Hiking is a thing: Fünf Seidla Steig®