Today’s installment of our German Breweries series will cover Weihenstephan. Located in Freising, Wihenstephan is nearly 1,000 years old. It is the oldest brewery in the world. Weihenstephan started brewing in 1040. Since 1921 the brewery has been operating as a Bavarian State Brewery, hence the German name Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan (Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan).
Today Weihenstephan combines technology with tradition to brew beers known for having the highest quality. In fact, four of the top ten German beers listed on the Beer Advocate website are brewed by Weihenstephan (link to Beer Advocate Top German Beers list). Some of the beers are available worldwide.
Below is a list of the beers brewed by this historic brewery. You might find some at your local supplier.
For those interested, two alcohol free versions are available, Original and Hefeweissbier.
Visitors to the brewery can sign up for a tour or they can visit the beer garden. Information about reservations can be found on the company website. Click here to check out the company website. You could also visit the Facebook page.
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Source of information: http://www.weihenstephaner.de/