castle ruin beer field

What the Pfad is beer hiking?

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide that details 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. This one takes in three small regional breweries and some fine rural Franconian scenery.

Beck Bräu Lager

Beck Bräu Lager is a good example of a Franconian old style lager with an amber hue and grainy palate. The finish is semi-dry and slightly bitter.

Hennemann Land-Weiße

Hennemann Land-Weiße is a refreashingly fruit Weizen with a yeasty banana nose and semi-dry, fruity palate.

Zum Löwenbräu Märzen Löwe

Zum Löwenbräu Märzen Löwe is a balanced brew with cereal in the nose and palate, finishing semi-dry and slightly bitter.

biergarten beer chapel

Plan B: Essing

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide which details 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. Essing is a lovely town in the Altmühltal with a great brewery and lots of nice trails.

Friedel Festbier

Fischer Vollbier is a rich malt beer with a nice spicy element and lingering finish.

Friedel Kellerbier

Fischer Kellerbier is a dry fruity all-like session beer with some nice biscuit notes and semi-bitter finish.

Friedel Landbier

Fischer Landbier is a balanced session beer with a nice spiciness in the malty palate with enough hops to make for a semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Friedel Vollbier

Fischer Vollbier is a hoppy session beer with a clean, dry, bitter finish.

Hennemann Zwickelbier

Hennemann Bockbier Dunkel is a rich unfiltered chestnut beauty with a gorgeous rocky tan head and rich malty palate tinged with burnt toffee. There are ample hops to make for a semi-dry bittersweet finish.