Ehingen is an unassuming town in Baden Wüttemberg, not too far south of Ulm. It is also known as the Beer Culture City and along with five breweries, they have a 14km hiking trail which connects them. Beer Hiking in Baden Württemberg? Why not. It's one of the oldest beer hiking trails in Germany and the best in Baden Württemberg. But what is the best beer on the hike? Read to find out.
Brauerei Spall lies in an area of Baden-Württemberg which once was part of Franconia. The small redbrick building still features copper kettles and the restaurant, Gaststätte Ochsen serves fine meals as well as the local Spall beer. Best reached by car, it is accessible by public transportation.
Herbsthausen lies in the Main-Tauber valley of Franconian Baden-Württemberg. The landscape is one of rolling hills so unsurprisingly, there are plenty of hiking/biking trails including the Herbsthäuser Bierwanderweg which conveniently passes by the local Herbsthäuser Brauerei.
Häberlen Gaildorfer Dunkel is a moreish malty/fruity dark beer with a lingering semi-dry finish.
Häberlen Gaildorfer Weihnachtsbier is a balanced Festbier with a malty/grainy palate and clean semi-dry, semi-bitter finish. It's the same strength and alcohol content as their flagship Spezial so if you like that, this one is for you.
Häberlen Gaildorfer Spezial is a balanced brew with a malty/grainy palate and clean semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Schwäbisch Hall is a lovely well-preserved town dotted with half-timbered houses and a variety of architectural styles. Though in Baden-Württemberg is historically and culturally part of Franconia.
Haller Löwenbräu Pils is a classic German Pils with a hoppy/grainy palate and clean semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Haller Löwenbräu Zwickelbier is a refreshing balanced unfiltered golden brew with a grainy palate and lingering semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.
Haller Löwenbräu Meistergold is a balanced Helles with a malty/grainy palate and clean semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.