Much like neighboring village Priesendorf, there isn’t much to Trabelsdorf but there are numerous hiking trails including the Panoramaweg in the vicinity.

Brauerei Beck

Steigerwaldstraße 6-8
96170 Lisberg
Tel: 09549 252

Bamberg Station 13 km/limited bus service

Opening hours:
Closed Monday to Thursday
Friday to Sunday from 16:00

Output: 3500 HL

Founded in 1895, this small brewery seems more intent on selling their beer outside their pub then in it from the hours listed. The first time in the area, I had made a trip to neighboring village Priesendorf to visit Brauerei Schüfer only to find it closed until much later in the day. With time to kill while waiting for the bus back to Bamberg, I walked back to Trabelsdorf even though I knew this brewery was closed too. I figured I could take a photo of it and wait for the bus there. I waited for the bus another time before finally getting to drink the beer on site.

Prior to that, I got to sample some bottles of Beck Bräu beers. Their Dunkles Jahrhundert Bier was quite good and both their Lager and Helle were tasty enough to get me hankering for a visit. Only the lackluster Kellerbier proved unsatisfactory.

three tasty Beck Bräu beers in bottles & one less so

I finally got there when a friend who loves Schüfer offered to stop at Beck-Bräu on the way to Priesendorf. It was a gloriously sunny day and sitting in the Biergarten was a pleasure. I’d eaten lunch and had dinner plans so only had time for the two beers on tap.

 finally an actual visit to the brewery

The Kellerbier looked gorgeous but was disappointing, just as I’d found the bottled version. The Pils, however, was lovely and my friend who generally doesn’t like the Beck-Bräu said he knew what he’d get next time.

a Kellerbier & Pils in the Biergarten

It’s not likely I’ll get back soon but the food looks good and now that my friend enjoyed the Pils, maybe he’d consider dinner there before Priesendorf since the latter has a limited menu. At any rate, I finally made it to one of the more elusive for me breweries in Franconia.

Beers: Pils, Kellerbier on tap plus bottled Lager, Helle, Dunkles Jahrhundertbier, Weizen and Emmer-Bier.

Beer calendar:
Bock from the end of October or beginning of November

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