The Pocket Guide to the Best Erlangen & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Erlangen and its Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Erlangen you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg and Forchheim available if you would like to head into the Bamberg/Forchheim countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

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Search for a Brewery/Pub/Bierkeller by Interactive Map

Maps are fun things. They help us visualize the world around us. With our smartphones in hand, they aren't as important in navigating as they once were but what they do for our imagination hasn't been replaced yet. Open the interactive map in full Google Maps format and you can filter by Upper Franconia, Middle Franconia, Lower Franconia, Franconian Baden-Württemberg and Upper Bavarian Franconia. Click on links in entries to reach Beerwanderers write-ups on each place, which includes contact information, opening hours and brewery websites. Always confirm opening hours before setting out. The place to find good beer in the Bamberg area. I hope it helps you visualize your next beery adventure.

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The Pocket Guide to the Best Forchheim & its Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The pocket guide to the best Forchheim and its Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Forchheim you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg and Forchheim available if you would like to head into the Bamberg/Forchheim countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

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The Pocket Guide to the Best Bamberg Countryside Breweries

Franconia is blessed with 100s of great breweries, many of them in small villages outside the big towns. The Pocket Guide to Bamberg's Best Countryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Bamberg you need to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg available if you would like to head into the Bamberg countryside with a Bamberg beer expert.

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%.

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.

Nürnberg Rotbier Roundup: What is the best Rotbier in Nuremberg?

Nuremberg was a noted beer town in the middle ages and Rotbier was king. It fell into disfavor when modern lagers took over but were revived in 1984 by the Hausbrauerei Altstadthof. Currently, there are five regularly brewed Rotbiers in town but which one is the best? Find out here.

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

The guide to Bamberg's beer gardens is way to find places to enjoy both beer and food in the most scenic settings. If you're time in the Beer Mecca is limited, this is the essential guide to find the best.

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.