Hummel Zwickel

Hummel Zwickel is nice example of the style with floral hops in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is just dry enough to make it moreish.

Sonnen-Bräu Imperial Stout

Sonnen-Bräu Imperial Stout is a rich malty high gravity stout with some dried fruit and licorice before the lingering semi-dry finish. It lacks a bit of mouthfeel for the alcohol level and it's not quite as complex as you'd expect but it's quite dangerous for 10%.

Schlenkerla Heller Aecht Märzen unfiltered bottle

Schlenkerla is a world classic pub and the brewery never rests on its laurels. Their flagship Märzen is a smoky delight not to be missed and this is an unfiltered version of it.

Schlenkerla Heller Aecht Märzen unfiltered from gravity barrel

Schlenkerla is a world classic pub and the brewery never rests on its laurels. Their flagship Märzen is a smoky delight not to be missed and this is an unfiltered version of it.

Catching up with old friends & new Bocks on the 13-Brewery Trail

The Bamberg Countryside Breweries Experience and Brewing Heartland Experience are two great walking tours which take you off the beaten path and out into the beautiful Franconian countryside. You can be sure to drink beers you will never find back home and eat the local delicacies.

Knoblach Sommerbier

Knoblach's Schammelsdorfer Sommerbier is a balanced brew with mown grass in the otherwise grainy nose and a lingering semi-dry finish.

Knoblach Pfingstogla

Knoblach's Pfingstogla is the brewery's Festbier commemorating Whit Sunday. It's a chewy malty treat with a lingering semi-dry finish.

Sonnen-Bräu Mürsbacher Rauch

Sonnen-Bräu Mürsbacher Rauch is a lightly smoky treat with a moreish smooth lingering finish.

How to find the trail to Bierkeller Nirvana

What's the difference between a beer garden and a Bierkeller? Sometimes you just have to live it to feel it. Take the Bierkeller Extravaganza tour and find out!

How to hike five miles and visit five breweries in one day outside Bamberg

The Bamberg Countryside Breweries Experience is an easy 9km/6mile hike in Franconia Switzerland which takes in five small regional breweries. Join Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara to find the best beers and foods along the way.