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Oldest Brewery in the World - Weihenstephan established 1040


Weihenstephan Brewery - Oldest Brewery in the World(First licensed in 1040)

The Weihenstephan Brewery can trace its roots at the abbey to 768, as a document from that year refers to a hop garden in the area paying a tithe to the monastery. A brewery was licensed by the City of Freising in 1040, and that is the founding date claimed by the modern brewery. The brewery thus has a credible claim to being the oldest working brewery in the world. When the monastery and brewery were secularised in 1803, they became possessions of the State of Bavaria.
 

Oldest brewery in the world

 
Since 1923, the brewery has been known as the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, and is operated in conjunction with the Technical University of Munich as both a state-of-the-art production facility and a centre for learning.

The brewery produces a range of pale lagers and wheat beers including Weihenstephaner Weissbier, a 5.4% abv weissbier which is available in filtered Kristall and unfiltered Hefe versions. The strongest beers the brewery produces are Infinium (10.5% abv), Vitus (a 7.7% abv wheat beer) and Korbinian (a 7.4% abv bock).
 
   
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Weihenstephan
Part of Freising
North of Munich, Germany
Brewery tour times:
Mondays: 10.00 a.m.
Tuesdays: 10.00 a.m. and 01.30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10.00 a.m.
Website:
us.weihenstephaner.com 





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