The Augustiner brewery
The Augustiner brewery is the oldest brewery in Munich. And the last in private ownership. Its story begins in 1328.
The Augustiner Brewery: more than 670 years of beer-making tradition.
A long time, indeed, and quality has always been the top priority. Nothing has changed in that respect. It all starts with the uncompromising choice of raw materials – only locally produced, authentic barley is used, for example – and continues with consistently high-quality, in-house malt production.
Augustiner is one of the few breweries in the world that has a considerable output to operate its own floor maltings. The maltings in the cellar of the brewery building are probably the largest in the world. Here, the grains are spread out in thin layers on special Solnhofer stone slabs on the floor and continuously turned mechanically. Although this process is highly labour intensive, the malt produced is of the highest quality.
Augustiner also applies the same philosophy and care to the later stages of the production process. Each individual step is optimised to produce top-class beers which meet the highest standards. The fact that Augustiner was the only brewery allowed to produce beer following the Bavarian ‘Rheinheitsgebot’ (Purity Law) of 1516 is testament to its high standards.