Erdinger is the world's largest wheat beer brewery. It is widely available and popular across Germany and the European Union. Erdinger was founded in 1886 by Johann Kienle. Erdinger beer is the best-known culinary product of the city; however, the brewery did not receive its current name until 1949 from its owner Franz Brombach, who had acquired the brewery 14 years earlier. The current owner is Franz Brombach's son, Werner Brombach (from 1975). Currently, there are nine varieties available:
Weißbier - a golden cloudy beer (alc 5.3%, white/cream label, pictured)
Schneeweiße (snow-white) - a seasonal beer brewed from November to February (alc 5.6%)
Erdinger Champ - a wheat beer that can be drunk straight from the bottle (alc 4.7%)
Alkoholfrei (alcohol free) - an alcohol free version (alc 0.4%, blue label)
Festbier (festive beer) - a seasonal brew for Erding's Herbstfestes (autumn festival, also known as Volksfest)
In 2004, as part of their Oktoberfest celebration Bier Market in Toronto, Ontario was the first Canadian location to offer Erdinger. Erdinger has since become available in LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) stores throughout the province.