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The Walberla Undressed

The Walberla is a special hill in Franconian Switzerland. Just west of Forchheim, it offers great hiking opportunities and some fine small regional breweries surrounding it.

Nikl-Bräu Weiße Eule @ Pretzfelder Keller

Nikl-Bräu Weiße Eule is a very refreshing Weizen with a semi-dry fruity palate and lingering finish. It's dangerously quaffable at 5.5%

Nikl-Bräu Michala @ Pretzfelder Keller

Nikl-Bräu Michala is an unfiltered dark Kellerbier with a hint of chocolate in the semi-dry palate. It's deceptive at 5.2%.

Nikl-Bräu Zwickl @ Pretzfelder Keller

Nikl-Bräu Zwickl is a balanced brew with some grain and underlying hops before a slightly bitter finish. It's a perfect beer for the Keller and at 4.7% can be drunk all day.

Meister Hell

Meister Hell is a new Helles from the Franconian brewing legend. It's a great addition to their line-up with a balanced palate and semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Penning Märzen

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Märzen is true Märzen from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Märzen has a gorgeous amber hue and rich malty palate with hints of burnt caramel. The moreish finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter and makes this 5.5% brew dangerously drinkable.

Penning Maibock

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Maibock is a May treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a gorgeous amber hue and rich malty palate with hints of caramel. The lingering bittersweet finish makes it moreish at 6.5%.

Penning Weihnachtsfestbier

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsfestbier is a Christmas treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Fest has a great malty palate and dry finish and is easy to drink at 5.5%.

Penning Weihnachtsbock

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsbock is a Christmas treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a great malty palate and dry finish and is easy to drink at 6.5%.

Schwanenbräu Kellerbier Dunkel

Schwanen Bräu Lagerbier Dunkel is their signature brew with a roasty palate and dry bitter finish.