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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."

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Current news:

New Schlenkerla beers 2023: Aecht Schlenkerla Erle Black Lager and Aecht Schlenkerla Weichsel Red Lager

Current seasonal beesr: Schlenkerla Eiche double bock and Schlenkerla Urbock

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Brewery pub traditionally closed on carnival Tuesday (13.02.2024)

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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