Why Beer Wanderers?

Welcome to Beer Wanderers:  a site for lovers of finding new beers.  In this case, those in Franconia, a northern region in Bavaria, where some 300 breweries are densely dotted across a timeless landscape.
BavariaBeer Wanderers is a resource of information primarily on walking trails that pass through a high concentration of breweries in this region, but also shares some insights on the beer and food it’s renowned for. The hope is to make this information more accessible to those interested in finding not only beers they haven’t tried but also to experience a unique part of the world, where brewing traditions haven’t changed for generations and often, the same families own and actually run these enterprises.

This is a chance to step back in time, to walk trails tread on by knights and peasants, past castles and rocky outcroppings, through lush forests and verdant valleys…to become a beer wanderer.

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  •   As a self proclaimed 'craft beer snob' I wanted to include a fun brewery tour in my recent graduation trip to Gemany for my son. Finding the Beer Wanderer, Rich was a blessing. What could be better than a 15 mile hike through beautiful villages...More

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  •   I took the 4 brewery Franconia hike with Rich. Rich is very knowledgeable and passionate about this subject. After 2 trains, a plane, another train, a tram, another tram, and 2 more trains, I found myself on the side of a road in Franconia on...More

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  •   I found the beerwanderers page online and it has been an excellent resource for planning my trip to Swiss Franconia. The owner of the website has been incredibly helpful and responsive to my emails. He’s answered all my questions, and given great advice about my...More

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Recent Posts

Debringer Micherla

Debringer Micherla is an easily approachable but still quite tasty brew. Great with food or on its own, it’s the true taste of Franconia.

Weiher Hopferla

Weiher is a great brewery with both traditional and craft beer offerings. Hopferla is a collaboration with Fat Head in Ohio and a true explosion of seven different hops in one strong IPA.

Dr. Bamberg & the Sandkerwa Side

They say there’s at least two sides to every person, place or thing. Sides are funny things. You don’t always like all of them. Bamberg hadn’t ever shown me a bad side so I was kind of expecting such when I recently went to their renowned Sandkerwa. Don’t know what the Sandkerwa is? Well, it’s … Continue reading Dr. Bamberg & the Sandkerwa Side

Adler Altfränkisches Lagerbier

Adler-Bräu Lagerbier is a true classic Franconian session brew, with a dry fruity palate and a very long dry bitter finish. Well worth seeking out.

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