Stern-Bräu/Kaiser/Hermann Kreisla 36

Kreisla 36 is a collaboration beer of Stern-Bräu, Brauerei Kaiser and Brauerei Hermann. It's a smoky Dunkel treat well worth seeking out.

Stern-Bräu Festbier on tap #2

Stern-Bräu Festbier on tap in 2021 was again very dark and not as smoky but remained a sublimely dry session beer supreme.

Weiherer OSwALT

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. OSwALT is a tribute, Altbier to their owner Oswald. It's a semi-dry, fruity ale with a clean finish.

Weiherer Zapfenduster

Weiherer is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Zapfenduster is a majestically dark Imperial Stout of 8.5% with a tan rocky head, roast and smoke in the nose, chocolate and coffee in the palate and a lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish.

Stern-Bräu Festbier bottle

Stern-Bräu Festbier in 2021 in a bottle turned out to be quite different, a rich dark smoky treat.

Leupser Weihnachtsbock

Gradl's everyday dark beer is one of Bavaria's finest and their elusive Weihnachtsbock is a dark Christmas treat with lots of roast and hops to counterbalance the ample malt which brings this potent Bock to 7.2%.

Das Adler-Bräu

Das Adler-Bräu is a contract brewed Schwarzbier by Hetzel in Frauendorf that is a great example of the style and worth seeking out.

Wolf Urtyp Dunkel

Wolf Urtyp Dunkel is one of the best dark beers I've had in Germany, with a dry hoppy palate that has a chewiness which is hard to describe.