Greetings Beer & Travel Lovers!
Folks, this is a brief update to our recent email on the status of Original Gravity Tours. We’ll also share a couple more beers for you to consider when looking for the best Bavaria has to offer.
Due to the overwhelming positive response we received from people on our mailing list (i.e., friends, past customers, customers who's tours we had to cancel in 2020, and people who have yet to sign-up for a tour) we’ve decided to keep our tour operations going and keep our website up through 2021. We’ll then see where things stand towards the end of the year, and if Covid-19 seems to be behind us we'll start planning for tours in 2022. If not, then we'll know we gave it our best shot as far as trying to outlast the virus. Wish us luck!
More Best Beers of Bavaria
Since we were writing again so soon, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a couple more beers that we consider to be the best of Bavaria! As with the last time, the two beers below go well beyond the typical German Lager and we recommend you look for them on your next trip to the beer store!
Schwaben Bräu Das Keller Pils
(In Stuttgart, founded 1878)
A Kellerbier is a beer that has not been filtered, like most beers are, prior to bottling or kegging. This style dates back to the old days when beer was a little “rougher around the edges” than are beers today but perhaps a little tastier. You can find a fair number of Lager Kellerbiers in Bavaria, particularly in the Franconia region, but Keller Pils beers are not so common. This one from Schwaben Bräu is a fine example of a Keller Pils and is definitely worth looking for.
"The World's Oldest Brewery", in Kelheim, founded 1040)
Weihenstephan Korbinian is a Doppelbock beer, also referred to in Germany as a Starkbier (strong, dark beer). Doppelbocks are typically brewed for drinking during the Starkbierfest season which coincides with the Catholic observance of Lent. However, Weihenstephan brews their Korbinian year round and is our favorite among all of the Doppelbocks we've tasted!
Original Gravity Tours
We hope this article inspires you to dream up your next beercation, be it in Germany or elsewhere. We also hope you’ll consider joining one of our future Munich & Bamberg Brewery Tours. For a virtual tour, pop open your favorite German beer and check out our Photos, Videos & Reviews page!
We tour the oldest breweries in the world, meet local craft brewers, enjoy the finest beer gardens, follow the Franconian breweries trail, explore the 1,000 year-old cities of Munich & Bamberg, ferry the Danube River, and more!
"We’ve taken plenty of “beer-cations” over the years (mostly self-led), but this was by far the best!”
Jack & Michele P., Colorado Springs, CO
Jack is a Certified Cicerone®, BJCP Beer Judge, and American Homebrewers Association Member Since 2012
"This tour surpassed our highest expectations!”
Tom & Debbie F., Pensacola, FL
"Original Gravity Tours' Munich & Bamberg Brewery Tour was a dream come true for this home-brewer and beer lover!”
Frank R., San Juan Bautista, CA
Frank has been an American Homebrewers Association Member Since 2006
"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.”
Mark & Kris M., Lake Saint Louis, MO
Mark has been an American Homebrewers Association Member Since 1995!
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