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.

Glenk Heller Bock

After some years being contract brewed by Stöckel in Hintergereuth, it appears Glenk has shifted to a closer contract brewer in neighbor Becher-Bräu. This Hellerbock is a fair example of the style with a rich golden hue and balanced richly malty palate.

Fischer (Wieseth) Das Bockbier bottle

Fischer Das Bockbier is a richly malty amber brew with some biscuit and honey in the nose and a lingering bittersweet finish.

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.

Becher-Bräu Jean Paul

Brewed to commemorate Bayreuth writer Jean Paul, this dark lager most closely resembles a Schwarzbier with its roasty palate and near black appearance.

Maisel’s Bajuwarus Weizenbock bottle

Maisel's Bajuwarus Weizenbock is a fruity rounded example of the style with a gorgeous dark honeycomb hue and rocky yeasty head. The lingering finish is surprisingly dry for 7.5% but it lacks some of the complexity of the very best.

Gampertbräu Bock

Gampert-Bräu Bock is a richly malty Hellerbock with a lingering semi-dry, bittersweet finish. At 7.2%, it's a contemplative sipper.