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 Dutch Connection in Herbsthäuser

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.

On a slow train to Franconian Baden-Württemberg

Franconia is not only part of Bavaria and there are areas traditionally in Franconia which still are culturally. The Distelhäuser Brauerei and a beautiful landscape are good reasons to explore the Franconian valley of the Main-Tauber.

Distelhäuser Blond

Distelhäuser Blond is the brewery's most successful foray into Craft Beer. In the Belgian Blond vein, it's fruity with a nice citrusy element and a lingering semi-dry finish.

Distelhäuser Hellerbock

Distelhäuser Hellerbock is a potent 7.5% Bock to celebrate spring. It uses a variety of both aroma and bittering hops for a complex plate and lingering, semi-dry finish.

Distelhäuser Pils

Distelhäuser Pils is a lightly hoppy example using a variety of hops including Saphir and Tettnanger. It's clean, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish is moreish.

Distelhäuser Landbier

Distelhäuser Landbier is more in the Rotbier style with a rich malty palate and lingering, semi-dry finish.

Distelhäuser Kellerbier

Distelhäuser Kellerbier is a top-fermented beer made with wheat malt, making for a fruity refresher.

Distelhäuser Märzen Urstoff

Distelhäuser Märzen Urstoff is fairly light malty brew with a lingering finish.