In Franconia, a brewery has always been as much a part of a village as a church. This is still the case in Hintergereuth, a community of just under 100 souls in the idyllic Ahorntal valley. Here, at the gateway to Franconian Switzerland, excellent beer specialties have been brewed since 1866: in the private brewery Stöckel. Generations before Georg Stöckel, the current head of the brewery, had already integrated a small, fine brewery into the originally agricultural business. With a lot of heart and soul, passion and inventiveness. At Stöckel Bräu, brewmaster Georg continues the over 150-year-old family tradition with just as much enthusiasm - his mother supports him.
Stöckel Brewery - The Art of Brewing from the Maple Valley
In the typically Franconian private brewery, Georg Stöckel brews predominantly regional "classics" such as Pils, lager, country beer or wheat beer. For special occasions, the young brewmaster also brews special brews - for festival beer or Balthasar, the strong beer, for example. What's special about the beers from the Stöckel brewery? They are brewed according to an in-house recipe and therefore have an unmistakable taste. In addition, all beers are matured for four to six weeks so that the aroma can really develop. And so the drinkable country beer enchants beer lovers with roasted malt aromas and unmistakable coffee, caramel and chocolate notes. A sweet, fruity aroma initially emanates from the freshly tapped Pilsner. Then, after the first sip, a delicately bitter "hop flower" unfolds. Honestly - it's rare to get such wonderfully aromatic beers in the Seidla.
Stöckel Brewery Restaurant
You can also enjoy the wonderful beer aromas in the pub of the Stöckel brewery. In the summer months in the covered beer garden area. With a hearty, homemade snack, as it should be with us in Franconia. Especially recommended? The smoked meat - you should have tried it in any case. Good to know: Warm cooked is only on advance order.
More information about the brewery: Privatbrauerei Stöckel