Schlenkerla Fastenbier

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Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 05:00 Wed 2/22/2012

Well it’s that time of year again, and I’m off to give it a try at the source in a little while. Probably start with a normal Märzen first though.

I suppose dozens of people here have already had this year’s version at various pubs in the US for $15 a glass or something though.

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 06:53 Sun 2/26/2012

Better this year than last year. AFAICR, anyway, having drunk too much on Wednesday, so things are a bit clouldy. More balanced, dry, and actually quite good.

 
GodOfThunder
beers 1247 º places 37 º 04:34 Sat 6/9/2012

Does Fastenbier usually stick around all during Lent? I’ll be in Bamberg for Fastenbier next year. Hopefully it doesn’t run out until I get there.

So, how much is a liter at Schlenkerla?

 
Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 23:23 Sun 6/10/2012

Originally posted by GodOfThunder
Does Fastenbier usually stick around all during Lent? I’ll be in Bamberg for Fastenbier next year. Hopefully it doesn’t run out until I get there.

So, how much is a liter at Schlenkerla?


You’d have to bring your own Masskrug, buy two glasses and pour them in your Krug yourself. IIRC a regular Märzen is 2,50€ and the Fastenbier somewhat more. Bamberg’s getting bloody expensive.

I think they brew enough to keep it in stock for all of Fastenzeit. I had it on Easter Saturday one year. I wouldn’t worry about it, especially if you’re coming at least a week before Easter.

It’s also a new tradition; they’ve only been brewing it for a few years now. Maybe 5 or 6.