Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Bohemia & Franconia Special (PM-080411)

Only 24 hours till we hit the road. For those that haven't seen it before, but the 'Stars of David' are the old brewers signs from some parts of Bavaria to show that their beer was ready, it literally means a 'sign', simple really. They are still in use today mainly in parts of the Oberpfälz (Palatinate).
Long story, more on Zoigl beer when we get back!
In the meantime have a look at and for some more.
For our Route Map click on the link.
  • Josef Schneider/Essing
  • Spittal/Regensburg, Zwiesel, Eck Brauereigasthof
  • Eggenberg/Ceske Krumlov, Budvar Hotel
  • Budvar/Ceske Budejovice, Regent/Trebon, Lipan/Drazic, Zvikov Brewery Guesthouse/Zvikov
  • Prague!
  • Pilsen, Zoigl Land/Neuhaus, Walnaabtal guesthouse/Neuhaus
  • Weisenhohe monastery, Hofmann, Eichhorn-Greif-Hebendanz-Neder/Forchheim
  • Country breweries, Kathi-Bräu/Aufsess, Mager-Huffeisen, Guesthouse/Pottenstein
  • Maisel/Bayreuth, Will/Schederndorf, Vierzehnheiligen Monastery, Spezial-Fässla/Bamberg
  • Maisel-Mahrs-Keesman/Bamberg
  • Klosterbräu-Schlenkerla-Ambräusianum-Greifenklau/Bamberg
  • Kaiserdom beer in Altstadt!

Cheers for now,

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Bruges and Flanders Special BF-080519

Monday 19-Tuesday 20 May 2008
Tour Itinerary
Detailed Proposed Itinerary. Tour Itinerary
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The Format
  • Day 1-West Vlaanderen & into France
    • Pick-up Bruges
    • Strubbe Brewery
    • Diksmuide town
    • Westvleteren Trappiste/In der Vrede cafe
    • Van Eecke/Brouwershof, Watou
    • Overnight-Mont Cassel (France)
    • Kerelshof Estaminet in Cassel-evening dinner and beer!
  • Day 2-Biere de garde, Rodenbach
    • Thiriez Brewery (France)
    • Rodenbach brewery tour
    • Drop-off Bruges
What's Included
  • All transport within tour
  • Leader/driver/beer guide!
  • Hotel x 1 night
  • Breakfast x 1
  • 1 x Evening meal
  • Thiriez brewery 'look around'
  • Rodenbach brewery tour
  • A whole lot of fun!
Bruges (Belgium)

Saturday, 5 April 2008

BF-080426 Route Map

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Bruges and Flanders Special BF-080426


One of Bier-Mania!'s favourite parts of the world, this day-tour at the end of this month has been put together in conjunction with the Burgundy Babble Belt.
The »Bruges & Flanders Special« takes you both sides of the border in the West Vlaanderen region of Belgium and the Flandre region of France, another tour without frontiers!
Go west, it gets better and better!
Saturday 26 April 2008
1000/2030, Bargeplein, Bruges
  • Thiriez Artisanale Brewery (France), beer
  • Blauwershof Estaminet, Godeswaereswelde (France), beer/lunch
  • Westvleteren Trappiste, beer
  • De Dolle Brouwers-the mad brewers of Esen, beer
  • And much much more.......
All enquiries and further details contact Andy by email or phone us here in Germany.

PM-080411 Tour Map

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Bohemia & Franconia Special (PM-080411) Tour Itinerary

Yipee, we're off next week for 11 days on April's beer tour to the Czech region of Bohemia and the German regions of the Oberpfalz and Franken.
The 10-day »Bohemia and Franconia Special« Beer Tour TM is officially from Friday 11-Sunday 20 April 2008.
The tour actually starts when we pick-up in Venlo, Frankfurt and Nuremberg Airports on Thursday 10 April, this is a 'Training Day' with the night in Josef Schneider's brewery guesthouse on the Altmühltal!


The copyrighted Tour Itinerary for the tour can be found be clicking on Tour Itinerary. (Email for password).

  • Regensburg Altstadt on the Danube.
  • Discover Damfpbier at Zwiesel Brewery!
  • Eck brewery guest house (over-night) and distillery in the Bavarian Forest in Germany.
  • The Šumava (Bohemian Forest) area of Czech Republic.
  • České Krumlov (UNESCO World Heritage Centre)
  • České Budĕjovice/Budweis (over-night)
  • Budweis Pivovar/Brewery visit and tour
  • Regent, Lipan and Zvikov country breweries of Bohemia (we know where they are!)
  • Prague (UNESCO World Heritage Centre)
  • Plzeň/Pilsen Pivovar/Brewery visit and tour.
  • Zoigl beers, 15 pubs with over-night in Neuhaus-Windischechenach in Oberpfalz, Bavaria.
  • Forchheim's 4 breweries, and the beer-cellars of the Kellerwald !
  • Fränkische Schweiz and Pottenstein.
  • Maisels Steam Brewery Museum, Bayreuth.
  • Historic Bamberg (UNESCO World Heritage Centre).
  • Bamberg's Smoked Beers and 10 breweries.
  • And much much more.......
All further enquiries and details contact Andy by email or phone us here in Germany.
Dobre Den or Prost!