Our family of five did a day-long beer hike with Rich in the area around Bamberg while on our Franconian/Bavarian holiday last August. Rich was an exceptional guide for the day, and this was quite possibly our favorite and most memorable day of the entire trip. Even our two 12-year-olds really enjoyed the day despite not being able to enjoy the beer (Spezi was available at all of our stops.) We were able to visit four wonderful local breweries (Brauerei Hönig, Brauerei Hölzlein, Brauerei Knoblach, and Brauerei Drei Kronen) before catching the last bus back from Memmelsdorf to Bamberg in the evening. In between, we covered about nine miles of some amazing Franconian countryside where we were the only people in sight. At one point I found myself simply awestruck that I was walking with my family through a forest in Bavaria on a barely-marked trail, and I was so comfortable with Rich’s competence that I wasn’t anxious at all and could just enjoy the scenery around me. I can’t recommend Rich’s beer hikes highly enough… you’ll gain lifelong memories!