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A Salty Patch on the Unterfranken Express

Lower Franconia is a lovely bucolic area dotted with small hamlets and a surprising number of regional breweries not to be missed by the intrepid beerwanderer. This details a road trip to Strecks Brauhaus in Ostheim, Rother-Bräu in Roth, Pax-Bräu in Oberelsbach and the Wittelsbacker Turm Bräu at its namesake tower.

Pax-Bräu Pacifator

Pax-Bräu Pacifator is a lovely example of the style with a balanced fruity palate featuring a hint of smoke. It's extremely dry for 8.7% and while hoppy, the bitterness level quite low relative to the dry finish. Lovely.

Pax-Bräu Vollbier

Pax-Bräu Vollbier is a lovely example of the style with a balanced dry palate and clean dry semi-bitter finish. This is a traditional beer with a Craft Beer twist by master brewer Andreas Seufert which shows that a beer can be very dry without being overly bitter.