Brunswick Mum

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An 1899 advertisement for the Steger Brewery, one of the firms that brewed Brunswick Mum
Advertising approx. from around 1900 for Braunschweiger Mumme, bottled in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brunswick Mum (German: Braunschweiger Mumme, Latin: Mumma Brunsvicensium or Mumia, French: Mom de Bronsvic), was originally an alcoholic beer from Brunswick in Germany, which ranged from weak to strong depending on the brewing method.


Mum originated in the Late Middle Ages.[1] The composition gave the beer a long shelf life that allowed a wide distribution; Mum became the most important export from Brunswick and, in the early modern period was shipped to places such as India and the Caribbean. The drink is still sold in Brunswick where since autumn 2008, for the first time in about 200 years, it is produced in alcoholic variants.[2]


  1. ^ "Mugwort - Muscovy yarn". British History. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. ^ Braunschweiger Mumme-Meile


  • Christian Basilius: Die Mumme-Fibel der Mumme H. Nettelbeck K.G. Geschichte(n) seit 1390. Braunschweig 1999.
  • Gerd Biegel (December 2009), Braunschweig Stadtmarketing; H. Nettelbeck, eds. (in German), Das Braunschweiger Mumme-Buch. Geschichte und Rezepte, Braunschweig, ISBN 978-3-00-029718-2 
  • Andreas Döring: Wirth! Nochmal zwo Viertel Stübchen! Braunschweiger Gaststätten & Braunschweiger Bier damals. Braunschweig 1997.
  • Anna Klie: Brunswyksche Mumme. Braunschweig 1898.
  • Heinrich Mack: Zur Geschichte der Mumme. Insbesondere des Mummehandels im 17. Jahrhundert. in: Braunschweigisches Magazin. Zwißler, Wolfenbüttel 1911,17.
  • Ernst A. Roloff: Heimatchronik der Stadt Braunschweig. Archiv für Deutsche Heimatpflege, Köln 1955.
  • Gerd Spies: Das Mummetor. Miszellen. Bd 25. Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, Braunschweig 1976. ISSN 0934-6201

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