Mönchsambach in Upper Franconia does not even have 100 inhabitants. The sleepy village belongs to the municipality of Burgebrach and, despite its small size, is a true institution in the region. The fame is due to the local brewery, which has been brewing the good Mönchsambacher beer since 1808.
The long-established brewery has been in the hands of the Zehendner family since 1938, who ensure that the brewing tradition in Mönchsambach continues with their heart and soul. In addition to the brewery, the family runs a typical Franconian inn with a stylish dining room. Home-made specialties can be tasted there in a cozy atmosphere in summer and winter. The hearty snacks taste wonderful with good Mönchsambacher beer. We particularly recommend hearty dishes such as hand-made plucked meat, fine jellied meat and homemade sourdough bread, which impresses with its crispy crust and juicy dough. In summer, the beer garden invites you to linger: in the shade of a magnificent linden tree, you can endure even on the hottest of summer days! The lovingly furnished house is surrounded by lush plants and has an almost Tuscan flair - a holiday atmosphere guaranteed!
In addition to the lovingly prepared snacks, the Zehendner Brewery also offers beer, of course. And an excellent one at that! The best known is the Mönchsambacher Export . The strong Zwicklbier is the bestseller in the range, but the other beers are also impressive. Bock beers are brewed, as well as an unpounded lager and a fine wheat beer. The Bock beers are festival beers and are only brewed seasonally: the spicy Christmas buck appears every year on the third weekend of Advent, with the fabulous Maibock at the end of April, year after year, spring is ushered in. All of the brewery's beers have a winking monk on the label, which comes from the pen of the well-known Nuremberg artist and cartoonist Gerd Bauer. The cheerful monk looks mischievously at the beer drinker and has his right hand firmly clenched around the handle of a well-filled beer mug. He is the epitome of Franconian joie de vivre and the perfect figurehead for good Mönchsambacher beer.
The Mönchsambacher brewery is a traditional Franconian company and is run with a lot of charm and passion by the Zehendner family.