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.

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.

Andechser Dopplebock Dunkel

Andechser Dopplebock is a king among the style. With a rich malty palate and long bittersweet finish, it pairs perfectly with cheese.

When your own backyard has mountains

Maxlrainer is a great destination brewery with fine food and beer. The onsite castle is stunning as is the mountain scenery.

Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk

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 Schwarzbier

Maxlrainer's Schwarzbier is a classic of the style, full of roast and a hint of dark chocolate before a long, dry bittersweet finish.

A Hard Beer’s Night (& Day)

The first tapping of the Christmas Bock at Zehendner turns out to be an adventure but the beer hike the next day saved the day.

Money Can’t Buy You Beer

You can buy most beers online but some beers you just have to go to the source but that's half the fun if you're a beerwanderer.

Schederndorfer Bock

Schederndorfer Bock is a rich golden brew with malty palate that bitters in the fairly dry finish.