In order to truly say that you’ve been on a beer tour, Upper Palatinate’s legendary Zoiglbier is something all beer connoisseurs must try. Brewed in communal breweries in only five villages (Neuhaus, Windischeschenbach, Mitterteich, Eslarn, and Falkenberg) located near the Czech border and about 1.5 hours car drive from Nuremberg, Zoigl is sold on a rotating basis by the various families who man the breweries. You can tell which house is selling it on a given day by looking for a Six-Pointed Brewers Star hanging in front of the house. Zoiglbier is a delicious malty beer with a deep amber color..
Zoiglbier has been brewed according to the same traditions for nearly 600 years. Add to that the fact that every brewer in these five Franconian villages has his own secret recipe and methodology and you have the makings of beer heaven on earth. If you’ve never had an unfiltered, German microbrew then you owe it to yourself and your taste buds to drink one (or more) real soon.
So how is Zoiglbier brewed?
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