Schlenkerla (Heller) Lagerbier

Schlenkerla's Lagerbier is a surprisingly light smokey offering with a crisp hoppy palate and dry bitter finish.

Schlenkerla (Heller) Rauchweizen

Schlenkerla's Rauchweizen truly combines the smoke of the brewery with classic Weissbier flavors. Somehow it works!

Schlenkerla (Heller) Fastenbier

Schlenkerla's Fastenbier is a treat for Lent, when you give up things but are evidently rewarded with amazing beer. It's a touch less smoky than their flagship Märzen with a nice hoppiness to hold it all together.

Schlenkerla (Heller) Kräusen

Schlenkerla's Kräusen is not just a less smoky summer beer, it's a great hoppy kellebier with a slight smokiness that makes it a yet another winner from this aclaimed Bamberg brewery.

Heller (Schlenkerla) Ur-Bock

Truly one of the world's great beers and an amazing place to drink it is Schlenkerla.

The Bocks of Bamberg

Bocks are the wild card in German brewing. Though they can be sticky affairs, the best seem to be able to straddle the necessary big malt presence in these high octane brews and ride out in dryish style. Finding them isn't always easy but you can up your odds but doing it in Franconia, where … Continue reading The Bocks of Bamberg