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A Salty Patch on the Unterfranken Express

Lower Franconia is a lovely bucolic area dotted with small hamlets and a surprising number of regional breweries not to be missed by the intrepid beerwanderer. This details a road trip to Strecks Brauhaus in Ostheim, Rother-Bräu in Roth, Pax-Bräu in Oberelsbach and the Wittelsbacker Turm Bräu at its namesake tower.

Strecks Brauhaus Weizen

Strecks Brauhaus Weizen is a refreshingly fruit example of the style with a dryer lingering finish than many.

Strecks Brauhaus 1718

Strecks Brauhaus 1718 is a reddish Festbier first brewed in commemoration of their 300th anniversary. It's richly malty with a spicy character. The lingering finish is semi-dry and semi-bitter.

Strecks Brauhaus Bio Zwickel

Strecks Brauhaus Bio Zwickel is is an gorgeous unfiltered golden brew with a nose of mown grass and a dry hoppy palate. The lingering finish is quite try but avoids being overly bitter.

Strecks Brauhaus Ostheimer Dunkel

Strecks Brauhaus Ostheimer Dunkel is a good example of a old Franconian lager with a balanced palate featuring some roast and grain. The underlying hops dry out the lingering finish without imparting a lot of bitterness, making this a very sessionable dark beer. Enjoy the style while you can, it won't be around long.

Strecks Brauhaus Bio Helles

Strecks Brauhaus Bio Helles is a balanced example of the style with a lightly grainy nose and hoppier palate than befits a true Helles. That said, it's got an easy drinkability that everyone will find appealing.

Strecks Brauhaus Burgherrenpils

Strecks Brauhaus Burgherrenpils is a balanced example of the style with a lightly grainy nose and maltier palate than befits a true German Pils. It's a classic this would be a great Helles kind of Pils with an easy drinkability that everyone will find appealing.