Brauerei Spezial, Bamberg 🇩🇪

Location: Ob. Königstraße 10, 96052 Bamberg, Germany

Year of Inscription: 2018

Venue Type: Brewery Tap / Beer Hall / Gaststätte

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Saddle up as you’re in for a unique flavour experience. Rauchbier is prepared by drying malt over an open beech wood fire. Soaking, germinating, kilning, crushing organic barley from the region – laborious, complex manual work – is all done by Spezial and has been since 1536. The initial impact of the flavour is powerful, but recedes as the sweetness and hops find harmony in your mouth. In Bamberg they say it takes 3 pints of it to make a smoke beer fan, so be warned – it is an acquired taste!
You’ll also find other high quality beers available on tap with some specials throughout the season. Their reputation is easily on par with anything else in the city.
You’ll encounter a true a sense of history from its taproom with wrought iron candelabras, long and chunky communal tables, ceramic heater, snug and a sense of tradition all around you. You can even stay at their inn (though they have limited rooms so book ahead! Both for the product and the experience here is one of the highlights of a trip to Bamberg.