There’s spring and smoke in the air in Bamberg: A Guide to Bamberg’s Best Biergartens

The guide to Bamberg's best beer. With only a couple days in Bamberg, you have to choose your beers well. This is the guide to the best beer in Bamberg, the beers you have to try.

Hofbräu Oberle Fastenschluck

Hofbräu Oberle Fastenschluck is the brewery's Bock for Lent and a richly malty one it is but with plenty of citrusy hops to counterbalance its hearty 7%. Great stuff!

Hofbräu Oberle Hofbier

Hofbräu Oberle Hofbier is their Dunkel with a balanced palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Hofbräu Oberle Peterla

Hofbräu Oberle Peterla is their Helles with a balanced palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Hofbräu Oberle Hefeweizen

Hofbräu Oberle Hefeweizen is a refreshing wheat beer with a fruity palate and lingering finish.

Hebendanz Export Hefe Weißbier

Hebendanz Export Hefe Weißbier is a fruity wheat beer with a refreshing appearance. The sample I got was oddly bitter, seemingly from the yeast.

Hebendanz Bock

Hebendanz Bock is a richly malty deep golden Bock which is oddly only 6.1%.

Hebendanz Jubiläums Festbier

Hebendanz Jubiläums Festbier is a commemorative amber beer first brewed in 2005 to celebrate Forchheim's 1200th anniversary.

Hebendanz Export

Hebendanz Export is a balanced brew with some grain up front and enough hops for a clean finish.

The Pocket Guide to Bamberg’s Best Beer

The guide to Bamberg's best beer. With only a couple days in Bamberg, you have to choose your beers well. This is the guide to the best beer in Bamberg, the beers you have to try.