Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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Klosterbrauerei Andechs
Andechser-Logo.jpg
LocationAndechs, Bavaria, Germany
Coordinates47°48′28″N 11°10′59″E / 47.80778°N 11.18306°E / 47.80778; 11.18306Coordinates: 47°48′28″N 11°10′59″E / 47.80778°N 11.18306°E / 47.80778; 11.18306
Opened1455
Annual production volumeOver 100,000 hectolitres (85,000 US bbl)[1]
A tent from Andechs at the 2012 beer festival in Cologne

The Klosterbrauerei Andechs is a monastic brewery in Andechs, Upper Bavaria, Germany, well known for its Andechser beers. The brewery is run by the monks of Andechs Abbey, a priory of St. Boniface's Abbey, a Benedictine abbey situated 40 km away in Munich. It is the only monastic brewery in Germany that brews Bock beer year-round for nationwide distribution. Every year, the brewery produces over 100,000 hectolitres (85,000 US bbl) of beer.[1] A portion of the beer is served on-site at the abbey; the remainder is exported throughout Germany and worldwide.

History[edit]

The earliest documented reference to beer being brewed in Andechs Abbey dates to 1455. The Benedictine monks have continued the brewing tradition in the centuries since. A seven-story malt house was built on the site in 1906, and the first bottling facility was added in 1950. In 1972, the abbey decided to create a separate brewing facility at the foot of the mountain, which was completed in 1974, followed by a new brewing building in 1983. The fermentation and storage facilities were expanded in 2006, and the brewing house was renovated in 2007.

Beers[edit]

The best-known beer is the Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, with an original gravity of 18.5% and 7% Alcohol by volume. In addition, the brewery produces a Helles, Spezial Hell, Bergbock Hell, Export Dunkel, Hefeweizen, and Dunkelweizen[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Andechser Bierspezialitäten". Andechs.de. n.d. Retrieved 2015-10-23. Jedes Jahr werden über 100.000 hl Bier am Fuße des Heiligen Bergs gebraut.

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