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The history of beer
There are many kinds of beer in Germany. The first historical record of German beer dates back to the year 736 to the town of Geisenfeld in Bavaria. The first document concerning beer was established in the year 766 in the monastery of St Gallen Bile in Geisingen.
In 1516 the Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV issued a beer purity law. During the years it underwent minor modification and since 1919 is used for the whole of Germany. It states that in the brewing process only four basic ingredients can be used namely malted barley, hops, water and yeast.
Some beer species are available only regionally, but still 71% of consumed beer are the classic pilsners or related lager and over 10% porter beer and non-alcoholic beers.
Beer is a major part of German culture.
It is a type of pale lager and arguably the most successful beer style in the world. For the production only barley malt, hops, water and yeast is being used. These beers are characterized by pronounced hop bitterness which determine the taste. The alcohol strength is typically around 4.5%-5% (by volume). Lager is characterized by abundant […]
Dark, almost black style of beer made from brown malt. In their complex and rich aromatic-flavored composition is dominated by ripe fruit, caramel, toffee, walnut, chocolate, coffee or molasses. Porters are characterized by very abundant brown and durable foam, clear maltiness and a slight hop. Porters are regarded to be the finest beers representatives of […]
Winterberg Wheat Beer
Our German Weizen is brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law from 1516. We use only pure and 100% natural ingredients in our brewing process, resulting in one of the purest tastes in German beer you’ll ever drink. Our recipe has been carried over for generations, the beer you drink today tastes the same […]