The Pocket Guide to the Best Würzburg & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Würzburg & its Couüntryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Würzburg to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg available if you would like to head into the Bamberg countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

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The Main Thing about Unterfranken

The Main River is not only the longest contained in river in Germany so perhaps unsurprisingly important in the brewing world as a source of water and transportation. There are many in Franconia, where the it originates and a particularly scenic stretch is in Lower Franconia. Three towns to seek out for beer on this route are Marktheidenfeld (Martinsbräu), Wertheim (Spessart) and Lohr am Main (Keiler Brauhaus).

Martinsbräu Laurenzi Festbier on tap

Martinsbräu Laurenzi Festbier is a richly malty easy drinking Märzen with a balanced palate and moreish lingering semi-dry finish. On tap at the Martinsbräu Biergarten.

Martinsbräu Kellerbier on tap

Martinsbräu Kellerbier is a balanced session beer with light hops and grain before the quaffable lingering finish. It's available on tap only at their Biergarten on the edge of town, scenically situated on the Main River.

Martinsbräu Kellerbier

Martinsbräu Kellerbier is a balanced session beer with light hops and grain before the quaffable lingering finish.

Martinsbräu Doppelbock

Martinsbräu Doppelbock is richly malty contemplative brew with a heady 7.5% alcohol content and some burnt toffee and licorice in the flavorful mix.

Martinsbräu Export

Martinsbräu Export is balanced malt forward session beer with fair hopping, making for a moreish semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Martinsbräu Märzen

Martinsbräu Märzen is a good example of the style with a richly malty palate featuring a hint of spice and lingering semi-dry finish.

Martinsbräu Laurenzi Festbier

Martinsbräu Laurenzi Festbier is a richly malty easy drinking Märzen with a balanced palate and moreish lingering semi-dry finish.

Martinsbräu Helles

Martinsbräu Helles is balanced malt forward session beer with just enough dryness despite what seems low hopping.