Ayinger Brewery

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Ayinger Brewery
Ayinger brewery logo.png
Location Aying, Germany
Opened 1877
Annual production volume 140,000 hectolitres (120,000 US bbl)
Owned by independent
Active beers
Name Type
Celebrator Doppelbock
Altbairisch Dunkel
Bräu Weisse Weißbier
Jahrhundert Bier Helles
Oktober Fest-Märzen Märzen
Ur-Weisse dark Weißbier

The Ayinger Brewery (/ˈ.ɪŋɡər/ EYE-ing-gər; German: Brauerei Aying) is a brewery in Aying, Bavaria, Germany, about 25 km from Munich. Approximately 10% of Ayinger beers are exported, mainly to Italy, the United States, and the rest of Europe. Ayinger beers have been frequent award winners in international beer competitions.

For some years, a range of beer was brewed under the Ayingerbrau name by Samuel Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster, England. Although the Ayinger logo was used, the recipes and range were different from those of the Ayinger Brewery. The arrangement ended in spring 2006, at which point Samuel Smith's rebranded the beers. Distribution of the Ayinger range of beer followed that summer. Because the Oktoberfest in Munich does not allow breweries outside its city limits to participate, Ayinger Brewery organizes many smaller festivals in the countryside around Munich.[1]


World Beer Championships[edit]

2007 World Beer Championships[edit]

Celebrator Doppelbock - highest rated Doppelbock style
Jahrhundert-Bier - highest rated Munich Helles style
Oktober Fest-Märzen - highest rated Vienna Märzen style
Altbairisch Dunkel - 2nd highest rated Dark Lager style [1]

Prior Years[edit]

Celebrator Doppelbock - 2005 Platinum Medal Winner
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 "One of the Top Ten Breweries in the World" Award
2003, 2004, and 2005 Ayinger received a first-place award for every beer entered

“Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft - DLG” (German Agricultural Society) International Competition[edit]

Jahrhundert-Bier - 1997(G), 1998(G), 2000(G), 2001-2004(S), 2005(G)
Bräu-Hell - 2001(G), 2003-2005(G)
Bräu-Weisse - 1997(G), 1998(G), 2000(G), 2001(S), 2002-2005(G)
Ur-Weiße - 2004(G), 2005(G)
Altbairisch-Dunkel - 1997(G), 1998(S), 2001(S), 2003-2005(G)
Leichte Bräu-Weisse - 1998(S), 2000(S)

Ayinger Oktoberfest Maerzen beer bottle and glass

(G)=Gold (S)=Silver

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jackson, Michael. Ultimate Beer, DK Publishing, Inc., 1998. ISBN 0-7894-3527-6

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