Ebern Genussfestival 2024: A Beer Enjoyment Odyssey

The Genussfestival 2024 was held in medieval marvel Ebern in the Hassberg County of Lower Franconia. Four regional breweries (Göller/Zeil, Bayer/Theinheim, Raab/Hofheim and Hartled/Maroldsweisach) along with communal breweries from Dörflis and Ebern were on hand. A great time was had by all.

Brauhaus Brünn Hausbier

Brauhaus Brünn Hausbier was an unusually cloudy yeasty beer with a dry lingering finish. On tap at at the Genussfestival 2024 in Ebern.

Bräuhaus Dörflis Märzen

Bräuhaus Dörflis Märzen is a rich malty brew with fair hopping, making for a lovely semi-dry finish. It is brewed by the small communal brewery in the village of Dörflis in Lower Franconia but I sampled it at the Genussfestival 2024 in Ebern.

Brauhaus Unfinden Hausbier

Brauhaus Unfinden Hausbier is a richly malty treat with some grain and spice in both the nose and palate before a lingering semi-dry finish.

Brauhaus Unfinden Bock

Brauhaus Unfinden Bock is a richly malty treat with some raisin and prune in both the nose and plate before a lingering semi-dry finish. Dangerous at 7.3%.

Köslauer Rennweg Brauer Weißbier

Köslauer Rennweg Brauer Weißbier was brewed specifically for their opening Weißwürstfrühstück on the Sunday of their 3rd annual Oktoberfest. They only did 40 liters so you had to arrive early to partake. It was a nice looking Weizen with lots of banana in the nose. It had a balanced fruity palate with a good yeasty quality and just a hint of banana. One of the drier examples. Quite nice.

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A Münchener goes to the Oktoberfest….in Köslau

The Köslauer Rennweg Brauer threw their third annual Oktoberfest on the first weekend of the name month in 2023. It featured a Weisswurst Frühstück with their own home-brewed Weißbier along with lots of other homemade goodies of both the beer and food variety. A small entertaining trio walked around providing the perfect music accompaniment. Don't miss it in 2024.

Köslauer Rennweg Brauer Vollbier

Köslauer Rennweg Brauer Vollbier was brewed as a hopeful Bock and sold as a Vollbier due to lower than expected alcohol. This is nonetheless a very nice rich Festbier with a rich malty palate tinged with ample underlying hops. The lingering finish is moreishly dry for the style.

Roßfelder Brauhaus Kellerbier

Roßfelder Brauhaus Kellerbier has the unmistakable taste of Franconia, like a walk in the countryside in a Krug. It is brewed by the small communal brewery in the village of Roßfeld in Upper Franconia and I sampled it at their very first Braufest in 2023.

Bräuhaus Dörflis Hausbier

Bräuhaus Dörflis Hausbier has the unmistakable taste of Franconia, like a walk in the countryside in a Krug. It is brewed by the small communal brewery in the village of Dörflis in Lower Franconia and I sampled it at their Braufest 2023.