Don’t Look Back at Kloster Kreuzberg

It had been nearly 20 years since our first visit to Kloster Kreuzberg. Expectations are funny things when it comes to experiencing beery pilgrimage sites and this exercise proved no different.

Staffelberg-Bräu Sommer Weizen

Staffelberg-Bräu Sommer Weizen is a citrusy take on the style, making for a moreish finish.

Trunk Nothelfer Erntebier

Trunk Nothelfer Erntebier is the brewery's autumn entry with a deep golden hue and rich malty palate.

Sometimes enjoying nature means having to become part of the food chain

Sonnen-Bräu is a great reason to make your way to Mürsbach but it´s not the only one. The pretty valley features pretty trails and lots of beery options.

You can’t tell the dorfs without a scorecard

The Dorf Breweries Express is an easy 9km 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.

Bernd Das Bier

Bernd Das Bier is the first commercial offering from home-brewing Bootshaus im Hain owner Bernd, hence its name.

Mühlenbräu Hansenbier

Mühlendbräu Hansenbier is a special Festbier with a balanced palate and lingering semi-dry finish.

Mühlenbräu Hell

Mühlendbräu Hell is only served at their Bierkeller in summer and is a perfectly balanced session beer with a moreish finish.

Trunk Nothelfer Bio-Weisse

Trunk Nothelfer Weissbier is refreshing example of the style with a fruity palate and yeasty nose.

rocky outcropping, hill with church, dark beer, half-timbered house in reflection

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.