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

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.

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.

Schlenkerla Heinlein Dunkles Bier

Schlenkerla's Heinlein Dunkles Bier is a very low alcohol brew with a surprisingly full flavor. It's got a hoppy slightly smoky palate and lingering bitter finish.

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