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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:

Starting mid September 2023 another new member of the Schenkerla smoked beer family will launch: Aecht Schlenkerla Erle Black Lager.

Schlenkerla anual Urbock tapping on Thursday, October 5th

End June 2023 a new member of the Schlenkerla smoked beer family will become available: Aecht Schlenkerla Weichsel Red Lager.

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche double bock and Schlenkerla smoked wheat win gold medals at the European Beer Star 2022. Schlenkerla is therefore the most successful brewery in the smoke beer categories.
gold medal in category smoke beer gold medal in category strong smoke beer

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