Schrüfer Fastenbock

Schrüfer Fastenbock is a richly malty brew for Lent with some roast and dried fruit in the palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish. Dangerous at 6.7%.

Reblitz Weizenbock

Reblitz Weizenbock is a gorgeous example of the style with mild clove and caramelized banana in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is semi-dry.

Trunk Nothelfer Fastenbock on tap

Trunk Nothelfer Fastenbock is a dark dangerous brew at 8%, full of rich malt, dried stone fruit and underlying hops.

Hofbräu Oberle Fastenschluck

Hofbräu Oberle Fastenschluck is the brewery's Bock for Lent and a richly malty one it is but with plenty of citrusy hops to counterbalance its hearty 7%. Great stuff!

Hofbräu Oberle Hofbier

Hofbräu Oberle Hofbier is their Dunkel with a balanced palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Hofbräu Oberle Peterla

Hofbräu Oberle Peterla is their Helles with a balanced palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Hofbräu Oberle Hefeweizen

Hofbräu Oberle Hefeweizen is a refreshing wheat beer with a fruity palate and lingering finish.

Beer Hiking in winter when the weather is less than perfect

Regensburg is a lovely medieval town dating back to the Stone Age. This urban hike details a scenic on the less visited side of the Danube River and is featured in the book Beer Hiking Bavaria by Rich Carbonara.

Weiherer Hopfenweizen

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Hopfenweizen is a great mix of the two, with Citra, Polaris and Cascade hops making this a citrusy treat.

Gutmann Dunkler Weizenbock

Gutmann Dunkler Weizenbock is a seasonal brew from one of Franconia's top Weizen breweries. At 6.9%, it's a dangerously drinkable brew.