A visit to Bamberg, Germany, is not complete without a taste of the local brew. FiftyFifty Brewing's head brewer and founder, Todd Ashman, shares his deep-rooted passion for the region's traditional and beloved beers. From the minute he set foot in the city, Todd was in awe of the centuries-old breweries, tasting and enjoying the beers, and gaining insight into the history of Bamberg beer and the dedication to upholding its standards. Follow Todd's experience on an exquisite journey of beer and gain an understanding of what makes Bamberg such a unique and special beer destination.
Bamberg, Germany is touted as one of the most beloved beer brewing cities in the world, and as a publican, Todd Ashman of FiftyFifty Brewing is well-versed in its pleasures and nuances.
Housed in the Northern tip of Bavaria and renowned for combining the ancient culture with medieval charm, the city is a beloved destination for beer-lovers and beer-enthusiasts. But what is it that makes this part of the world so special? Let’s take a look in this article.
Although Bamberg is home to numerous breweries, Todd Ashman is unconditionally dedicated to the city. A visit to Bamberg will show why. Rich in history, Bamberg has a unique way of crafting its beers that differ from the rest of Germany.
From a beer marketing standpoint, it's the sort of place that people fall in love with the minute they land. It's quaint and charming but also gritty and brimming with energy. It's unassuming but confident and knows its place in the larger beer scene.
Not only is Todd passionate about the city itself but also the unfiltered and unpasteurized lager beer, which was born in Bamberg and is brewed in small batches.
From the smoke beer style of brewing to the traditional brewing process, there is much to learn and admire about Bamberg. Let’s take a look at the unique attributes that make it stand out in the beer scene.
Bamberg traditional breweries continue to use a historical method to produce authentic recipes and fulfil consumers’ expectations. Bamberg beers are brewed with malt and hops that are only locally sourced, without any additives or preservatives.
Bamberg is also known for smoke beers, a particular type of lager that is made from roasted mash. This type of lager earned its notoriety from the city’s close proximity to the local forests, which are rich in both wood and peat.
Another unique aspect of Bamberg brewing is its low alcohol content. Normally, traditional beers have higher alcohol content but Bamberg beers typically contains 5-6% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes them sessionable, which means they are perfect for enjoying on a regular basis.
If you are a fan of craft beer and you’re looking for a place to explore and experience the culture of beer, then you should consider Bamberg. With its traditional brewing process, smoke beers, and low alcohol content, Bamberg provides an eclectic experience for beer-lovers from all walks of life. Plus, you’ll get to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Todd Ashman, who can provide you with a truly unique taste of Bamberg.