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the historic smokebeer brewery

In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned as "House of the blue lion" in 1405, the Schlenkerla is today run by the Trum family in the 6th generation and is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (in German language it's called "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier"). The smoked beer is here at the brewery tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition.

"Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at the first swallow, do not stop, because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase."

Current news:

July 23rd is smokebeer preservation day. Now and only for a short time: UNFILTERED special edition of the classic Maerzen Rauchbier available in our online shop and at select stores; served in the brewery pub from the wooden barrel.

Now and only for a short time: Limited edition Schlenkerla Lager UNFILTERED, available in our online shop, well sorted Bamberg markets and in the brewery shop

Corona update: on April 3rd all restrictions in taverns are lifted.

Bottled Schlenkerla is available in many shops in Bamberg and elsewhere. And we also offer an EU wide shipping service directly to your home.

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Welcome to the website of the Schlenkerla!

To have a quick overview over the contents of our virtual Schlenkerla, please have a look at the table of contents at the bottom of each page. We wish you a pleasant stay in our "virtual Schlenkerla" and hope to be able to welcome you once in real-life in Bamberg, the World Cultural Heritage (UNESCO) in the heart of Franconia.

Family Trum