The Pocket Guide to the Best Erlangen & 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 Erlangen and its Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Erlangen you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg and Forchheim available if you would like to head into the Bamberg/Forchheim countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

Kaiserhöfer Kellerbier

Kaiserhöfer Kellerbier is an unfiltered amber balanced brew with a nice grainy malty element to compliment the light hopping.

O-Bräu Export (Kaiserhof)

O-Bräu Export is brewed by Thomas Kaiser at the mother Kaiserhof brewery. It's a textbook example of the malt forward style with a lingering semi-bitter finish. The O refers to the brewer's cat, Oskar.

O-Bräu Winterbock (Kaiserhof)

O-Bräu Winterbock is brewed by Thomas Kaiser at the mother Kaiserhof brewery. It's heading into Doppelbock territory at 7.8%. While not prominent, the alcohol is obvious in both the honey tinged nose and richly malty palate. The O refers to the brewer's cat, Oskar.

map of breweries

Search for a Brewery/Pub/Bierkeller by Interactive Map

Maps are fun things. They help us visualize the world around us. With our smartphones in hand, they aren't as important in navigating as they once were but what they do for our imagination hasn't been replaced yet. Open the interactive map in full Google Maps format and you can filter by Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia, Lower Franconia, Franconian Baden-Württemberg and Upper Bavarian Franconia. Click on links in entries to reach Beerwanderers write-ups on each place, which includes contact information, opening hours and brewery websites. Always confirm opening hours before setting out. The place to find good beer in the Bamberg area. I hope it helps you visualize your next beery adventure.

O-Bräu Märzen (Kaiserhof)

O-Bräu Märzen is brewed by Thomas Kaiser at the mother Kaiserhof brewery. It's a true to style richly malty brew with some spice in the nose and palate and a lingering semi-dry semi-bitter finish. The O refers to the brewer's cat, Oskar.

Günther-Bräu Pilsner on tap

Günther Bräu Pilsner is a balanced pale golden brew with a grainy, grassy hop nose and palate. The lingering finish is just dry and bitter enough to make it moreish at 4.9%.

‘s Antla Winterbock

's Antla Flößer is an unfiltered Dunkel with lots of roast, grain and hops in both the nose and palate. The semi-dry lingering finish is semi-bitter.

‘s Antla E1nser

's Antla E1nser is an unfiltered Helles with lots of grain and hops in both the nose and palate. The semi-dry lingering finish is semi-bitter.

‘s Antla Weisse Fraa

's Antla Schluck is an unfiltered Amber hopped with Saphir, Cascade and Amarillo hops. The balanced palate is dry and hoppy. The semi-dry lingering finish is semi-bitter.