Mainlust Zwickel

Mainlust is a traditional brewery inn with accommodation. The Zwickel is likely the unfiltered version of their Helles, a maltier more rounded beer.

Mainlust Helles Vollbier

Mainlust is a traditional brewery inn with accommodation. The Helles is a typical Bavarian thirst quencher with a drier finish than most.

Mainlust Fassbier

Mainlust is a traditional brewery inn with accommodation. The Fassbier is a typical Franconia dry lager.

Schneider-Bräu Märzen

Schneider-Bräu Märzen is a classic of this style of malty fest beer. While not hoppy, the finish is clean and avoids any cloying characteristics.

Somewhere over the Staffelberg

One of 50 hikes from Rich Carbonara's book Beer Hiking Bavaria.

Wettelsheimer Märzen

Wettelsheimer Märzen is a classic of this style of malty fest beer. While not hoppy, the finish is clean and avoids any cloying characteristics.

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils is a thirsty quenching straw-colored brew, perfect for after beer hiking in the Franconian countryside.

Adler Altfränkisches Lagerbier at Schwarzer Adler

Adler-Bräu Lagerbier is a true classic Franconian session brew, with a dry fruity palate and a very long dry bitter finish. Well worth seeking out.

The Magic of the Walberla

The first time I saw the Walberla, it caught me entirely off guard. I was on a bus to Leutenbach, primarily to check out Brauerei Drummer but planned on doing some hiking there, as well. I'd taken two trains to Forchheim from Munich and was surprised at how smoothly the transition to the bus had … Continue reading The Magic of the Walberla

Drummer Helles

Drummer Dunkles Brewery: Drummer Town: Leutenbach Style: Helles Color: straw Head: dense Nose: grain, malt Body: medium Palate: malty flavor, some grassy and grain notes mixed in, slight hop Finish: clean, bittersweet Served: on tap at the brewery Impression: This was my second time at the brewery so had higher expectations this time around. Though … Continue reading Drummer Helles