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.

Diary of a Mad Craft Beer Brewing Housewife in the Land of Zoigl

Heading up to sample the local beer of not only one of the most traditional but remote brewing areas of Germany, I had a romantic notion of women not only serving their wares from kitchen-like pubs but also doing the handy work of actually making the fermented beverages on offer. Though my notion was only … Continue reading Diary of a Mad Craft Beer Brewing Housewife in the Land of Zoigl

You can tuna fish (and a piano) but can you tune a carp?

Now, Uehlfeld might be on the Bierstrasse but it's hardly on any other tourist thoroughfare even if it lies in the middle of the admittedly pretty Aisch Valley. Even the Bierstrasse (literally Beer Street) was of only passing interest to me until I'd read about a pair of breweries in the tiny hamlet of Uehlfeld. … Continue reading You can tuna fish (and a piano) but can you tune a carp?

Getting to Work on the Fünf Seidla Steig®

When it comes to traveling, I've never been big on going back to the same places and I tend to do the same with beery destinations too. The lure of things not experienced is strong for me and going to new breweries is one of the driving forces behind creating Beer Wanderers. That said, going … Continue reading Getting to Work on the Fünf Seidla Steig®

A Ticket to Bock

The expression smiling all the way to the bank suddenly came to me as I could feel a bit of a smirk on my face as the conductor asked for my ticket. It's true, I had had to buy two tickets that day instead of the usual Bavaria ticket that would have been good for … Continue reading A Ticket to Bock

How to drink beer all day and lose weight in four days

Prologue: Where? Franconia is a region in Northern Bavaria. Topography? Hilly, lush green with dense forests and stoney outcroppings. How big? It's about the size of West Virginia. How many? There are around 300 breweries in this small area. When? Now, this is the last beer frontier. It's changing every day and may not be … Continue reading How to drink beer all day and lose weight in four days

In Franconia: All Paths lead to Beer

Working as an English teacher here in Munich has exposed me to a lot of new people and new beers. Since I'm in fair shape and on the thin side, my German students often comment that I don't look like I'm such a big beer drinker. Of course, they get the idea I am because … Continue reading In Franconia: All Paths lead to Beer