Greetings Beer & Travel Lovers!
In this blog article, we'll share with you a few of the best beers Bavaria has to offer and which we always enjoy on our Munich & Bamberg Brewery Tours.
Best Beers of Bavaria
Listed below are a few of our favorite German beers (Bavarian actually) that go well beyond the typical German Lager and which you’ll want to try before your beer drinking days are over. We get to sample most of these on our tours, but if you ever make it over there on your own, these are definitely worth seeking out.
Of course, there are many other exceptional beers we could have shared with you, but we wanted to offer a variety of different beer styles that are mostly available in the U.S. A few may require a trip to Bavaria to find, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it? Note, these beers are listed in alphabetically order by brewery name and not in order of preference. Prost!
(Rauchbier brewery, located in Bamberg, founded in 1678)
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche (Oak) Doppelbock
Kloster Andechs Bergbock Hell (Light bock beer, on tap at the Andechser am Dom in Munich) & Doppelbock Dunkel
(The oldest brewery in Munich, founded in 1328)
Augustiner Edelstoff (Lager, on tap at the Hirschgarten in Munich) &
(In Lohndorf (northern Bavaria), founded in 1781)
Brauerei Hölzlein Kellerbier (Unfiltered Lager)
(In Kelheim, founded in 1872)
Schneider Weisse Aventinus (Weizen Doppelbock) and Original Hefe-Weizen
(The world's oldest brewery, in Freising, founded 1040)
Weihenstephan Korbinian (Doppelbock) & Vitus (Weizenbock)
(The world's oldest monastery brewery, in Kelheim, founded 1050)
Weltenburger Anno 1050 (Märzen)
Original Gravity Tours!
If you join one of our Munich & Bamberg Tours you’ll be able to try most of the Doppelbocks listed above because our tours include visits to Andechs, Schlenkerla, Schneider Weisse, Weihenstephan and Weltenburger!
We tour the oldest breweries in the world, meet local craft brewers, enjoy the finest beer gardens, explore the Franconian breweries trail, explore the 1,000-year-old cities of Munich & Bamberg, ferry the Danube River, and more!
For a virtual tour, pop open your favorite German beer and check out our Photos, Videos & Reviews page. It's also worth noting What Sets Us Apart from other German beer tour companies.
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Jack & Michele P., Colorado Springs, CO
Jack is a Certified Cicerone®, BJCP Beer Judge, and American Homebrewers Association Member Since 2012
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"Original Gravity Tours' Munich & Bamberg Brewery Tour was a dream come true for this home-brewer and beer lover!”
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"Gene is perhaps the best tour guide I have ever met. He knows Munich and Bamberg inside out and will introduce you to the best beers these cities have to offer.”
Jonathan R., Huntsville, AL
Jonathan has been an American Homebrewers Association Member Since 2017
"Best trip ever. Tasted 73 different German beers over the course of the trip, many of which could only be sampled on a trip like this...”
Bob & Lori D., Wamego, KS 2019
“I am an avid homebrewer and although my wife is not a beer drinker, she is a beer culture enthusiast, and this tour was just a phenomenal fit for both of us.”
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Greetings! I'm a passionate beer and international travel lover. Other than craft beer, I mostly go for German & Belgian beers and if you share the same interests, you may enjoy my blog. Prost!