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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:

Annual Schlenkerla Urbock tapping: no standing Urbock event due to Corona, but there will be additional seating in the Dominikanerhof. Urbock season is from October 8th til about end of the year. Available also online with EU wide shipping.

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

Gold an silver medal for Schlenkerla at Indie Beer Cup (Costa Rica).

Fastenbier and Urbock voted by users as best smoked beers world wide.

Available now also in the bottle: Schlenkerla Hansla low-alcohol

Unfiltered Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lentbeer) will be served from the wooden barrel starting Ash Wednesday (26.02.2020). An in the online shop we offer home service for it.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier becomes passenger of the "Ark of Taste" by Slow Food

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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.

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