G. Schneider & Sohn

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Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Location Kelheim, Germany
Opened 1872
Owner(s) Georg Schneider VI (independent)
Active beers
Name Type
Schneider Weisse Original Weissbier
Schneider Weisse WeizenHell Helles Weissbier
Schneider Weisse Kristall Weissbier
Schneider Weisse Leicht Light Weissbier
Schneider Weisse Alkoholfrei Non-alcoholic
Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse Weissbier
Aventinus Weizenbock

G. Schneider & Sohn is a Bavarian brewery company founded in 1872 by Georg Schneider I and his son Georg Schneider II, after they acquired the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich, the oldest wheat beer brewery in the city. In 1927 the owners, who to this day are descendants of Georg Schneider I, expanded their brewing operations into Kelheim and Straubing. After the breweries in Munich were destroyed in 1944 by bombing, the entire production was relocated to Kelheim.



The entire product line consists of top-fermented wheat beers; Aventinus and Original are also bottle conditioned. The wheat comes from the upper Altmühltal, lower Bavaria, and Upper Palatinate regions. The malting barley is grown in the Kelheim and Riedenburg areas. Hallertau hops are used to give the beers their bittering and aromatic properties.

TAP1 Meine blonde Weisse (5.2% ABV)

Refreshing like a dance in a summer breeze, tempting with light dishes. Shiny golden wheat beer with a delicate white head. It reminds of blooming nature in summer and smells of fresh spices and aromatic flower meadows. Full-bodied and sparkling with refreshing citrus and hoppy notes. Food recommendation: salads, Mediterrean vegetable, Bavarian „Weißwurst“, brown bread with goat cheese, creamy pumpkin soup, hayflower cheese. TAP1 Meine blonde Weisse is a sparkling treat for those who love blonde wheat beers. This beer‘s full aroma displays the power of sunripened wheat. The artisanal brewing method together with the open fermentation give this wheat beer specialty its unique flavor.

TAP2 Mein Kristall (5.3% ABV)

Refreshing for body and soul with a delightful tingle. Light golden yet crystal clear wheat beer without yeast. Strong fruity banana aroma is complemented by herbal notes. Sparkling and refreshing with plenty of carbonation. Food recommendation: smoked trout with lemon, fried fennel in olive oil, raw milk cheese. TAP2 Mein Kristall was created by Georg V. Schneider in the 80-ies. This elegant and sparkling wheat beer is not only a great refreshment but can also serve as the perfect alternative to sparkling wine and prosecco when served with a shot of elderberry syrup.

TAP3 Mein Alkoholfreies (Alcohol Free)

Refreshing for body and soul with a delightful tingle. Light golden yet crystal clear wheat beer without yeast. Strong fruity banana aroma is complemented by herbal notes. Sparkling and refreshing with plenty of carbonation. Food recommendation: smoked trout with lemon, fried fennel in olive oil, raw milk cheese. Powerful and refreshing without alcohol. This champion of an independent product test smells of honey and reminds of grainfields. It is sparkling with an aromatic malty character. It is a thirst quencher with real beer flavor – low in calories and with no alcohol. Food recommendation: Bavarian snacks, roast sausage, hearty salads, lamb’s lettuce with Serrano ham, brown bread with fresh cheese, fruit bread, nut cake. TAP3 Mein Alkoholfreies is a perfect thirst-quencher. It is low in calories and non-alcoholic and is therefore the perfect companion for sports, cycling and when you have to drive.

TAP4 Mein Grünes (6.2% ABV)

A shiny-brass colored organic wheat beer, certified Naturland organic. An aroma of hops and citrus with a spicy note perfectly balances the malty character with the easiness of the hops. Refreshing and full-bodied at the same time. Food recommendation: white bread with eggplant cream, marinated salmon, pasta with fried asparagus. The recipe for TAP4 Mein Grünes dates back to Georg IV Schneider. This refreshing wheat beer with its hoppy notes is brewed after the Oktoberfest-beer the Schneider family brewed as long as production was in Munich: „Georg Schneider’s Wiesen Edel-Weisse“. It is now brewed as an organic, „Naturland“ certified wheat beer. Outside Europe, it may be sold under its original name.

TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse (8.2% ABV)

Hoppy fireworks – a new wheat beer style. Shiny golden, slightly reddish strong wheat doppelbock. An intense floral aroma that reminds of tropical fruit and pineapple. An exotic fruity sweetness meets with fireworks of hops. This extreme wheat beer shows how far wheat beer taste can go and pairs very well with spicy food. Food recommendation: minced meat seasoned with chili on skewers, spicy goat cheese, hot and spicily marinated spare ribs, zucchini chutney with tortilla chips. TAP5 Meine Hopfenweisse shows how far wheat beer can go. This specialty was created by the crazy idea of a transatlantic brewing project between Garrettt Oliver (brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, New York) and our brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler.

TAP6 Unser Aventinus (8.2% ABV)

Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire. Darkruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Food recommendation: hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity Chocolate desserts as well as blue mold cheese. Mathilde Schneider, widowed wife of Georg III, created the first wheat doppelbock of Bavaria in 1907. The recipe for TAP6 Unser Aventinus is so unique that is has remained unchanged until today.

TAP7 Unser Original (5.4% ABV)

The full complexity of the genuine Bavarian wheat beer – great with hearty food. Amber-mahogany colored wheat beer. Nuances of ripe bananas, clove, nutmeg and nuts create the aroma. A full-bodied and sparkling beer with a harmonious finish. Brewed according to the original recipe of the founder of the brewery of 1872. Food recommendation: roast pork, sausage, Bavarian sausage, marinated prawns, camembert, peperoni with olives. Georg I as the first common man bought the right to brew wheat beer from King Ludwig II and started brewing a most delicious wheat beer in 1872. Until today, our brewmasters keep brewing TAP7 Unser Original according to the recipe of the founder of the brewery.

TAP11 Mein Leichtes (3.3% ABV)

Light and easy – an elated encounter. Bright honey-colored and sparkling light wheat beer with citrus notes. It has fine malty aromes reminding of grain that are complemented by a fragrant smell of hay. Food recommendation: broiled veal, potatoes with curd, fresh cheese. Schneider Weisse TAP11 Unsere leichte Weisse is low in alcohol and calories. It is the ideal compromise between non-alcoholic and full wheat beer taste.

Aventinus Eisbock (12% ABV)

Stronger than strong. Powerful aromas and an intense flavor. Mahogany, nearly black Eisbock. The aroma reminds of ripe plums with a hint of bitter almonds and marzipan displaying strong characteristics of banana and clove. It is full and warming on your palate. The ideal digestive after a great dish. Food recommendation: Crêpes Suzettes, Profiteroles with dark chocolate sauce, Tiramisu, fully ripe Parmesan. Aventinus Eisbock is a class by its own. Legend has it that Aventinus barrels froze during transport in cold winter days. Brewers tasted the liquid that had remained unfrozen and were most delighted. As the water freezes before the alcohol, what remains is a concentrated Aventinus – concentrated in aroma and in alcohol. We can offer this delight at any time of the year.

The Schneider Dynasty[edit]

  • Georg Schneider I (1817–1890) Also called 'Georg I Schneider'.
  • Georg Schneider II (1846–1890)
  • Georg Schneider III (1870–1905)
  • Mathilde Schneider (1877–1973)
  • Georg Schneider IV (1900–1991)
  • Georg Schneider V (born 1928)
  • Georg Schneider VI (born 1965)
Schneider Weisse brewery in Kelheim, Germany
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Schneider Weisse sign at the brewery 
Schneider Weisse original recipe book 

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