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The dark beer, also called black beer, is just like its pale brother a bottom-fermented brewed whole beer with an original wort content of between 10 and 14 percent. This beer style owes its colouring to the use of dark special malts, and roasted malt is also frequently used for brewing. A black beer is thus a malted full beer whose hop flavour helps to balance the sweet character of the chocolate notes it contains. The origin of this variety comes from Saxony and Thuringia, where the beer was first mentioned in a document around 1390. Due to the triumphal march of the Pilsner and lager beers, the popularity of the black beers continued to decline over the years. Even in the former GDR most of the dark beers were exported to Hungary. After the reunification some black beer breweries managed to revive this beer style and market it successfully. We offer the lover of dark beers a large selection of first-class Franconian varieties.