A Hard Beer’s Night (& Day)

The first tapping of the Christmas Bock at Zehendner turns out to be an adventure but the beer hike the next day saved the day.

Weber-Bräu Landbier Dunkel

Brewery: Weber-Bräu Town: Röbersdorf Style: Landbier Color: amber Head: white, creamy Nose: slightly hoppy Body: medium,  low carbonation Palate: hoppy from the start with some malt backbone Finish: clean, bitter Served: from a bottle at the brewery Impression: Was happy to finally get a beer at this brewery as it was unexpectedly closed the first … Continue reading Weber-Bräu Landbier Dunkel

Hennemann Sommergold

Hennemann Sommergold is another winner from the Sambach brewery. Hoppy and dry, perfect for summer.

Hennemann Lagerbier

Hennemann Lagerbier Brewery: Hennemann Town: Sambach Style: Vollbier Color: amber Head: white, rocky Nose: malt with slight hops Body: full,  low carbonation Palate: great malt/hop mix Finish: long and dry Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: Wasn't sure what to expect but this beer was a true surprise and is a great example of … Continue reading Hennemann Lagerbier

Zehendner Weihnachtsbock

Zehendner Weihnachtsbock Brewery: Zehendner Town: Mönchsambach Style: Heller Bock Color: honeycomb, unfiltered Head: white, fluffy, creamy Nose: fruity Body: soft, low carbonation Palate: great mix of malt and hops, quite dry for strength Finish: long dry and bittersweet Served: gravity dispense at the brewery Impression: Great Bockbieranstich (first tapping of the seasonal bock) at the … Continue reading Zehendner Weihnachtsbock

Knoblach Bockbier

One of the great Franconian bocks is close to Bamberg and worth the walk!

Lindenbräu Vollbier

The best beer on the Fünf Seidla Steig.

Endres Hausbier

One of the Bamberg area's greatest small village breweries.

Witzgall Vollbier

One of Franconia's greatest beers awaits you in the village of Schlammersdorf.

How to drink beer all day and lose weight in four days

Prologue: Where? Franconia is a region in Northern Bavaria. Topography? Hilly, lush green with dense forests and stoney outcroppings. How big? It's about the size of West Virginia. How many? There are around 300 breweries in this small area. When? Now, this is the last beer frontier. It's changing every day and may not be … Continue reading How to drink beer all day and lose weight in four days