The Oktoberfest isn't a cheap outing but it is generally once in a lifetime. Beer prices have steadily risen since the 1970s and it's no surprise that after a two year hiatus, that prices are at an all time high. Perhaps that's fair enough but sadly, even though you pay for a Mass (a full liter), your rarely receive one.
Beerwanderers is not only an information resource for the beer and hiking trails of Bavaria but also a full service provider of guided hiking tours which bring the traveler to breweries often not visited by walking on paths rather than riding in a tour bus. Get off the bus and feel the earth move under your feet.
Schneider Aventinus is the original Weizenbock and remains the gold bar standard by which all are judged. Aventinus Eisbock is concentrated version of it. Let's compare the two.
Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two very different ones are Schneider's seminal Aventinus and its collaboration with Brooklyn Brewing, Hopfenweisse.
You often miss some of the best things in your own backyard due to the longing for the less accessible but don't forget to keep on the lookout for gems like the Grubsee if you live in the Munich area.
Schönram is a charming Bavarian village with great hiking in it surroundings and an amazing brewpub in town.
Andechs is one of the premier beer hiking destinations in Bavaria. With a lush forest, hilltop monastery, brewing monks and some great views of the Alps, it's tough to top. Mix in the amazing beer and food and it's beer nirvana.
Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two are Aventinus and Pikantus. Let's compare.
Munich is not just a place to see, it's a one to experience. To full savor the delights of the Bavarian capital, its best to do it with a local. Learn about about the best beers and foods to try with Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara, founder of Beerwanderers. Get off the bus and feel the earth move under your feet.
Murnau is a magical place with great trails and mountain scenery. There are also two great breweries and nothing tastes better after a hike than a locally crafted beer.