What is Beer Hiking in Franconian Switzerland like?

What is beer hiking in Pottenstein like? It's about as perfect as you'll find with hikes for all levels and a great dark beer as your reward.

What makes Beer Hiking in Bavaria so different?

Beer Hiking Bavaria is the new book from Beerwanderers founder Rich Carbonara. It details 50 hikes/50 breweries/50 beers from all over Bavaria.

Beer Hiking in autumn has its merits and mushrooms

Autumn can be the very best season for Beer Hiking in Bavaria.

Rich Carbonara’s “Beer Hiking Bavaria” is available now in both English & German

The new book from Rich Carbonara "Beer Hiking Bavaria" is out now.

How to Keep the wife happy in Zeil am Main

I've never been big on birthdays but since moving to Germany I've grown to look forward to mine. Not that getting older has become more enticing but my wife has turned it into a beery adventure since she couldn't come up with a better gift. First, it became an annual trip to my favorite of … Continue reading How to Keep the wife happy in Zeil am Main

Diary of a Mad Craft Beer Brewing Housewife in the Land of Zoigl

Heading up to sample the local beer of not only one of the most traditional but remote brewing areas of Germany, I had a romantic notion of women not only serving their wares from kitchen-like pubs but also doing the handy work of actually making the fermented beverages on offer. Though my notion was only … Continue reading Diary of a Mad Craft Beer Brewing Housewife in the Land of Zoigl

Craft Beer in Germany?

Oddly enough craft beer is a new term on the German brewing scene. I find it odd as Germans have generally had a long history of hand crafting beer and though there is more than enough mass production of mediocre beer going on, there are still tons of relatively large breweries producing beers much as … Continue reading Craft Beer in Germany?

You can tuna fish (and a piano) but can you tune a carp?

Now, Uehlfeld might be on the Bierstrasse but it's hardly on any other tourist thoroughfare even if it lies in the middle of the admittedly pretty Aisch Valley. Even the Bierstrasse (literally Beer Street) was of only passing interest to me until I'd read about the pair of breweries in the tiny hamlet of Uehlfeld. … Continue reading You can tuna fish (and a piano) but can you tune a carp?

Getting to Work on the Fünf Seidla Steig

When it comes to traveling, I've never been big on going back to the same places and I tend to do the same with beery destinations too. The lure of the unexperienced is strong for me and going to new breweries is one of the driving forces behind creating Beer Wanderers. That said, going to … Continue reading Getting to Work on the Fünf Seidla Steig

A Ticket to Bock

The expression smiling all the way to the bank suddenly came to me as I could feel a bit of a smirk on my face as the conductor asked for my ticket. It's true, I had had to buy two tickets that day instead of the usual Bavaria ticket that would have been good for … Continue reading A Ticket to Bock