Brewery tavern menu: food and drinks

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From the Smoked Beer Brewery

smoked beer buy onlineOriginal Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Märzent
The original smoked beer and Bamberg‘s specialty for centuries. A dark, bottom fermented Märzen style lager beer, brewed with traditionally made smoked malt from the in-house Schlenkerla maltings. As this production method has become almost extinct, Schlenkerla is a passenger in the Ark of Taste of Slow Food®. 5.1% ABV (read more ...)

smoked wheat beer buy onlineOriginal Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Weizen (wheat)
A smoked wheat beer (ale) with light smoky aroma. As Bavarian wheat beers, it is being brewed with a mixture of both barley malt and wheat malt. The portion of barley malt is hereby a classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. 5.2% ABV (read more ...)

Schlenkerla Smokebeer Hansla low-alcohol
Until the late 19th century beer was preferred to water for hygienic reasons. To nonetheless keep a clear head, Bamberg brewers used a special brewing technique to make a beer with a low level of alcohol. Unfiltered, mildly smoky and with very little alcohol, Schlenkerla Rauchbier Hansla revives this old brewing tradition today. 0.9% ABV (read more ...)

purchase lent beer onlineseasonal (Ash Wednesday - Easter):
Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lentbeer)
Reddish brown color, unfiltered and naturally hazy, bottom-fermenting yeast. Served from the gravity-fed oakwood cask during lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter. (read more ...)

seasonal (summer time starting June):
purchase Kräusen onlineAecht Schlenkerla Kräusen
An amber-colored, unfiltered lager beer with beautiful malt flavors and a slight smokiness. Quaffable and with a pleasantly moderate level of alcohol, it is an ideal refreshment for the warmer months. (read more ... )

smoked bock beer buy onlineseasonal (Oct. - Dec.):
Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer - Urbock
A Smokebock for the strongbeer-season (October through December). Matured for months in ancient rock-cellars underneath Bamberg and tapped freshly from the oakwood cask. (read more ...)

Oak smoke double bock buy onlineseasonal (Christmas time):
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche (Oak Smoke) - double bock
A double bock for Christmas with a uniqe smoky note. The malt is kilned by a oak wood fire - unlike conventional smoke malt which is kilned by beech wood fire. (read more ...)

Heinzlein low alcohol

Brewed according to an original old recipee and almost without alcohol: The Heinzlein of the Hellerbräu from Bamberg. The team at the Hellerbräu has brought a long forgotten brewing technique back to life. The result is a beer with only 0.9% alcohol which is the ideal alternative for everyone who enjoys beer but wants to keep a clear head. Notably hoppy, full in flavor and refreshingly tangy at the same time. Find out more at

Helles (pale) Heinzlein
Unfiltered, bottom fermented beer with pronounced hop flavors. Straightforward, full of aroma and light. Only 0.9% alc. and 10 kcal per 100ml.

Dunkles (dark) Heinzlein
Dark, bottom fermented beer with dark roasted malt. Strong and slightly bitter roast aromas. Only 0.9% alc. and 10 kcal per 100ml.

Franconian Wine

Bocksbeutel Franconia white wine Müller-Thurgau
Bocksbeutel Franconia red wine
Hausschoppen, white wine, Tauberfranken

Non-alcoholic beverages

Apple juice
Black currant juice
Mineral water


distilled SchlenkerlaOriginal Schlenkerla Smokebeer Schnapps
A clear smokey beer schnapps made from Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer.

distilled SchlenkerlaOriginal Schlenkerla Smokebeer Schnapps - aged on smoked malt
Amber color and aged on Schlenkerla smoked malt. This smooth smokey beer schnapps is the Schlenkerla version of a scottish whiskey.

Peach Schnapps
Plum Schnapps
Rasberry Schnapps
Mulled wine (only during wintertime)


From the franconian kitchen

As for our smoked beer, we also make for our food a point of an all traditional and natural preparation. Schlenkerla dishes are hence not made with industrially produced convenience foods, nor do they contain artificial aromas or similar ingredients which are commonly used elsewhere. The Schlenkerla kitchen staff starts working every morning at 7 a.m. in order to be able to serve freshly cooked to you. It is therefore quite possible, that some dishes sell out during the day. The Schlenkerla suppliers come from Bamberg and Bamberg county and are hence truely Franconian. Enjoy your meal!

"Frühschoppen" (German traditional breakfast)
9.30-11.30 hours

3 Bamberg-style sausages with Sauerkraut and bred

Pair of Bavarian veal sausages, sweet mustard, brezel
for this dish we recommend our Schlenkerla Smoked Wheat

Schlenkerla Classics
11:30 - 22:00 hours

All dishes from the Schlenkerla classic range are available for take-out as well.
No pre-order necessary, just come to the shop in the inner yard of the brewery tavern.

Bamberg style onion in smoked beer sauce
The culinary link between the smoked beer town and the gardening town Bamberg: Large vegetable onion filled with minced pork, served with bacon, mashed potatoes and smoked beer sauce.
click here for the recipee of this traditional Bamberg dish

Schlenkerla „Haxe“ (roast leg of pork)
The Bavarian classic in its Bamberg version: Crispy pork knuckle in smoked beer sauce with sauerkraut and potato dumpling.

„Schäuferla“ (roast sholder of pork)
The Franconian answer to the Bavarian Haxe: A crispy, roasted pork shoulder, served with gravy, sauerkraut and potato dumpling.

Schlenkerla sausages
Coarse sausages with Schlenkerla smoked malt. Made according to our home recipe, served with steamed cabbage and smoked beer bread.

„Kesselfleisch“ (boiled belly of pork)
Boild belly of pork, very rich in content, with sauerkraut and potatoes.

Boiled beef with horseradish and bread

Boned veal shank with potato dumpling and salad

Boiled brisket of beef, horseradish sauce, dumpling, salad

Seasonally September til April:
Marinated filets of soused herring with small potatoes

Please note:
all Schlenkerla dishes are prepared freshly every day, therefore some dishes might be sold out before kitchen closing time

various weekly changing dishes
11:30 - 22:00 hours

current additional weekly menu

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"Brotzeit" and Evening
14:30 - 22:00

All dishes from the "Brotzeit" range are available for take-out as well.
No pre-order necessary, just come to the shop in the inner yard of the brewery tavern.

Schlenkerla cheese with bread
The Bamberg version of a Bavarian „Obatzda“: Cheese spread made from Camembert, pickled gherkins, butter and mayonnaise.
click here for the recipee of this traditional Bamberg dish

Franconian „Brotzeit“ Dish
Various franconian sausages (cold cuts), ham, cheese, pickled gherkins. Served with bread and butter.

3 „blue sausages“ with bread
Cooked sausages in white wine vinager stock with onions and carrots.

„Zwetschgenbames“ with bread and butter
Air-dried lean beef ham, smoked over a plum tree fire (“Zwetschgen“ is German for plums, „Bam“ is franconian for tree).

Traditional Bamberg style sausages with sauerkraut and bread.

Cold roast with bread, butter and horseradish

Steak tartar with bread

Cut cheese with bread and butter

Franconian style curd cheese with bread and butter

In the beer garden season:
Salad made of sausages, in vinager stock, bread, butter

In the cold season:
Home made goulash soup with bread