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Schlenkerla
Founded:
1405
Founded By:
Curated By:
James Clay
Origin:
Bamberg, Germany Schlenkerla origin map
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Bamberg brewery Schlenkerla are renowned for one particular style, the enigmatic Rauchbier, or ‘smoke beer’. Schlenkerla are a thoroughly traditional operation, drying their own malt, which few breweries have done since the industrial revolution. And that makes for one tasty, smoky brew.

Though most smoked beers now use modern gas or electric heating methods, Schlenkerla have held tight to the skills developed by generation after generation of brewers, making their Rauchbier one of the last old-style brews on the market.

Schlenkerla is as much a beer hall as it is a brewer. To really experience the beer in its home environment, a trip to beautiful, Gothic Bamberg is in order. The city is worth exploring in its own right, but the Schlenkerla tavern is a riot of dark oak beams and ornate flourishes.

That just leaves the name. Schlenkerla roughly translates as ‘dangling’, describing the tipsy stagger of a rosy-faced drinker, apparently a nickname for an early brewer with a hobble. So grab a Rauchbier and get dangle-y.

Schlenkerla Beer - Available Now

Helles LagerHelles Lager20x50cl Btls nrb4.3%
Rauchbier MarzenRauchbier20x50cl Btls nrb5.1%
Rauchbier WeizenWheat Rauchbier20x50cl Btls nrb5.2%

Our Schlenkerla Range

Helles Lager

Helles Lager

Style: Helles Lager
ABV: 4.3%

Brewed with aroma hops from the area around Nürnberg, Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier is lagered underneath the brewery and fermented by the same yeast as the historic smokebeer. A subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier unique in the Bavarian style.ABV: 4.3%

Bottles20x50cl Btls nrb

Rauchbier Marzen

Style: Rauchbier
ABV: 5.1%

This classic Bamberg beer has a distinct aroma through its palate to a clean, dry finish and a wonderful flavour which may come as a bit of a shock at first! The smoked flavour comes from a beechwood log fire used to dry the germinated malt during Kilning process.

Bottles20x50cl Btls nrb
Rauchbier Marzen
Rauchbier Weizen

Rauchbier Weizen

Style: Wheat Rauchbier
ABV: 5.2%

A Bavarian wheat beer with a smokey aroma. Brewed with a mixture of both barley and wheat malt. The barley malt is the classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. Served unfiltered with its natural haziness, Schlenkerla Wheat reaches its full aroma through bottle fermentation with fine top fermenting yeast.

Bottles20x50cl Btls nrb