David Hertl, head and heart behind the brewery Hertl, is a beer lover as it is written: always in a good mood you can hear the master brewer laughing out loud from afar when he shows friends and guests through his brewery. David Hertl brews extraordinary craft beer with a lot of craftsmanship and expertise. One is not enough, we can promise that much.
The name of the Hertl beer already gives it away: Family is very important here. The cellar beer Opas Liebling and the sunny lager Mutti's Sonnenschein are a tribute to the people who made Hertl beer possible in the first place. Papa Bernd, himself a winemaker and beer sommelier, supported the shared passion from the start and is now an integral part of Hertl's miniature empire. Just like the rest of the family, because every hand is needed in the smallest brewery in Franconia. Hertl beer is handmade through and through. Every step, from grinding with the drill-powered grinder to labeling the bottles, is carried out by the Hertls together with their own hands. By the way, the labels are glued by Mama Vroni with a lot of love and care - family devotion in its purest form! Is it any wonder that the brewery was quickly built in the old pigsty next to David's parents' house?
Not only the brewer is a Franconian original, his beers are also real Franconians. With regional ingredients, labels from a family friend and gherkins from the brewery's own gherkin farmer, David's Hertl beers can rightly be called Franconian masterpieces, even if they come across as much more innovative and rebellious than some Franconian classics. In order to spread the word about traditional Franconian craftsmanship, David sometimes has a Korean trainee or invites workawayers to stand at the boiler with him. Or he takes a beer ingredient that has been used exclusively to brew beer for centuries and simply makes something completely different out of it. namely gin. The hop gin comes in a stylish clay jug with a cool label. Creative, different, delicious - typical for David and his Hertl beer. David doesn't really live up to the reputation of the grumpy, unfriendly Franconian. Thank God, as people like to exclaim here in Franconia.
David Hertl is the leaseholder of the Bamberger Bierothek® . So if you want to experience him in flesh and blood, just drop by there. Or directly in the Braumanufaktur - you are always welcome at the Hertls.