Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils

Adler-Bräu Stettfelder Pils is a thirsty quenching straw-colored brew, perfect for after beer hiking in the Franconian countryside.

Adler Altfränkisches Lagerbier at Schwarzer Adler

Adler-Bräu Lagerbier is a true classic Franconian session brew, with a dry fruity palate and a very long dry bitter finish. Well worth seeking out.

The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

The Staffelberg area is noted for both its hiking and beer so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there is some fine beer hiking to be had. On a recent trip researching such matters for my upcoming book Beer Hiking Bavaria, I stumbled upon a butcher-cum-brewer in Uetzing who proves quite handily that one … Continue reading The Celtic Road to Beer & Sausages

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier

Ammergauer Maxbräu Kellerbier is a fine kellerbier made with a mix of Vienna, Pilsner and Dinkel malt with citrusy hops for great balance.

Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk

Irseer Kloster-Urtrunk is a marvelous mix of hops and malt with some fine fruitiness thrown in. It's a beer worth the Pilgrim's walk.

Mahrs Bräu U

Mahrs Bräu makes an amazing range of beers and this is their flagship. "U" is a hard beer to describe but not to drink. I've never heard anyone say they didn't like it.

Long Live Lagers

Hand-crafted lagers are nothing new in Franconia but they just may be that on American craft beer market.

Weiherer Weizenbock

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Weizenbock may not be a traditional one but the addition of hops is much welcomed and makes for a tasty but easy drinking brew.

Weiherer Bock

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Their Bock is a classic Hellerbock with a malty palate and dryish, bittersweet finish.

Elch-Bräu Dunkle

Elch-Bräu Dunkle is a very clean beer with a nice chocolatey palate which goes well with the pork dishes the area is noted for.