The Weihenstephan Brewery is the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world. The brewery’s origin story begins in 725 when Saint Corbinian established a Benedictine monastery in Weihenstephan. Around 768 the monastery began brewing beer because there was a hop garden in the monastery’s vicinity.
Weihenstephan Monastery’s monks continued to beer brew over the next few hundred years and in 1040 their beer brewing became official. Abbot Arnold obtained a license to brew and sell beer, which marked the official beginning of the Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery.
In 1921, the brewery got its modern name: Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan. Since 1923, the brewery has used the Great Seal of the Bavarian State as its corporate logo.
Official Name: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Year Established: 1040
Country of Origin: Bavaria, Germany
- Wheat Beer
- Dark Wheat Beer
- Light Wheat Beer
- Non-alcoholic Wheat Beer
- Original Helles
- Non-alcoholic Original Helles
- Tradition Bayrisch Dunkel
- 1516 Kellerbier