No Filter: Schlenkerla helles Lagerbier vs unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. They do brew a few non-smoke beers and this comparison is of their helles Lagerbier and the special edition unfiltered version of it.

The Pocket Guide to the Best Würzburg & 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 Würzburg & its Couüntryside Breweries will help you pick out which breweries outside Würzburg to visit. Guided tours to breweries outside Bamberg available if you would like to head into the Bamberg countryside with a Franconian beer expert.

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.

Stern-Bräu Vollbier from gravity dispense

Stern-Bräu Vollbier is a hoppy session beer with a nice fruity quality that dries out in the long bitter finish. As served at the Scheublel Keller in Schlüsselfeld, it's softer which allows the complex flavors to mingle perfectly. A must Kellerbier/Bierkeller experience.

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A Rotbier by any other name wouldn’t taste like Schlenkerla

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. Not only do the brew the world's most renowned Rauchbier/smoke beer, they have a great line-up of seasonal beers. They continue to push the brewing envelope and this new smoky Rotbier is yet another big winner. Schlenkerla Weichsel is the brewery's newest beer and is must have by any lover of beer.

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The Schlenkerla vs Spezial Face-off: OT Period Schlenkerla Märzen vs Spezial Lager

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. Town rival Spezial is the 2nd most famous but many feel it's better. This is a comparison of their flagships: Schlenkerla Märzen and Spezial Lager.

The Schlenkerla vs Spezial Face-off: Period 3 Replay Schlenkerla unfiltered Lager vs Spezial Ungespundet

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. Town rival Spezial is the 2nd most famous but many feel it's better. This is a comparison of the special unfiltered version of Schlenkerla Lager vs Spezial Ungespundet