THE JURY OF WORLD BEER AWARDS 2010 HAS DECIDED:
Brewed with the renowned Black Forest spring water
The Delights of Traditionally Brewed Beer.
OUR BREWING SPECIALTY
In the year 1095 – Pope Urban II had just proclaimed the 1st Crusade – the Benedictine monastery of Alpirsbach was founded by counts Ruotman von Hausen, Adalbert von Zollern, and Alwig von Sulz. Herewith was laid the corner-stone of a private brewery of singular character, for 800 eventful years and numerous owners later, the former monastery became the property of the post-house landlord Köbel.
Beer drinking was popularised in the western world by monks, and particularly by the members of the Benedictine order.
Shortly afterwards, his brother-in-law, Carl Glauner, took over the brewery and today, in the fourth generation, Carl W. Glauner continues the successful running of this family brewery. Over the years it has become the best-known in BadenWürttemberg and ranks among the top 50 of the more than 1000 breweries in Germany. Nowadays, Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu is not only available in most areas of Germany, but also in neighbouring countries.
The first monasteries and abbeys hereabouts were established during the reign of Charlemagne, mostly in the south of the country, and it wasn’t long before the Brothers turned their hand to brewing. The modern-day brewing industry still owes a lot to the monks’ skill and ingenuity, their refinement of ingredients and production methods. They it was who discovered that hops not only act as a preservative but, together with the malt, also give the resulting product a characteristic flavour.
There are various reasons for the widespread popularity and high esteem of Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu. The high standard of technology, the knowledge of the monks’ traditional art of brewing, one of the best spring water sources – all factors which enable our master brewers to produce beers of ourstanding quality. Plus the Glauner family’s personal sense of historical obligation to ensure that the utmost care is taken in the brewing of our beer. But that’s not all. Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu has always had close ties with its home town and people. That’s why we not only strive to preserve the monastic art of brewing, but also to maintain and safeguard other values. These include the natural environment as well as diverse cultural activities, an important aspect of your present-day quality of life. Enterprises thus originating from the brewery’s sense of responsibility, such as the Alpirsbacher glass-works, have since become established institutions.
„The best Pils in the world“
The “Merry Monk” on the trade-mark of Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu serves as a reminder of the origins of the art of traditional monastic brewing.
No wonder the term “Monastery Brew” has kept its special allure throughout the centuries! Famous: Black Forest Spring Water.
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European Beer Star
World Beer Cup
GOLD 2009 FOR: KLEINER MÖNCH UND WEIZEN KRISTALLKLAR. BRONZE 2007 FOR: WEIZEN HEFE HELL.
SILBER 2008 FOR: WEIZEN HEFE HELL ALKOHOLFREI. SILBER 2004 FÜR: SPEZIAL. BRONZE 2006 FOR: PILS, SPEZIAL, KLOSTER NATURTRÜB.
GOLD 2010 FOR: SPEZIAL, KLEINER MÖNCH, KLOSTER NATURTRÜB, KLOSTER STARKBIER, WEIZEN HEFE HELL, WEIZEN KRISTALLKLAR, WEIZEN HEFE DUNKEL UND COLA-WEIZEN. SILBER 2010 FOR: PILS, KLOSTER DUNKEL, MÖNCH & LEMON UND RADLER.
836 different types of beer from 36 countries competed at
Every two years the US Association of Brewers invites small
the European Beer Star 2009. The jury nominated one of our
and medium-sized breweries to compete for the World Beer
specialities as the best beer in the world in its class in two ca-
Cup. This event – also known as the “Beer Olympics” has
tegories. This was the first time ever that a beer from Germany
been celebrated since 1996 as the largest beer competition
Purity of taste, quality of bitters, full-flavour, freshness and sta-
won a gold award in the “mild beer” category. We also won
in the world. In 2008, 644 breweries from 58 countries entered
bility of flavour: these are the criteria for which the DLG awards
a prize in the “Kristallweizen” category “. Thus Alpirsbacher
a total of 2,864 different beers. Our alcohol-free Weizen Hefe
its sought-after medals every year. In comprehensive laboratory
Klosterbräu beer counts as one of the ten best breweries in
Hell won silver in its category and was the best German pro-
analyses the experts examine the stability of the foam, content
duct among all alcohol-free wheat beers.
of extract, alcohol and original wort, cloudiness and preservability. A result to be proud of in 2010: 8 gold and 4 silver medals for Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu.
THE JURY OF THE WORLD BEER AWARDS 2010 HAS DECIDED:
„The best Pils in the world.“