Paulaner Brewery

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Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Paulaner (Brauerei) logo.svg
LocationMunich, Bavaria, Germany
Coordinates48°7′18.07″N 11°35′4.14″E / 48.1216861°N 11.5844833°E / 48.1216861; 11.5844833Coordinates: 48°7′18.07″N 11°35′4.14″E / 48.1216861°N 11.5844833°E / 48.1216861; 11.5844833
Annual production volume2.3 million hectolitres (2,000,000 US bbl)[1]
Owned byBrau Holding International
Paulaner Hefe-weißbier
Paulaner Salvator
Paulaner Hell

Paulaner is a German brewery, established in 1634 in Munich by the Minim friars of the Neudeck ob der Au cloister. The mendicant order and the brewery are named after Francis of Paola, the founder of the order. Paulaner is one of the six breweries who provide beer for Oktoberfest, the German beer festival dating from 1810.[2] Paulaner ranks number six among Germany's best selling beers.


Former industrial areas of the Paulaner brewery in Munich

The name Paulaner refers to the order of friars, part of the order of Saint Francis of Paola, that resided in Neuhauser Straße in Munich. They began brewing beer for their own use in 1634. Whatever they did not drink was sold at their cloister pub or given to the poor.[3]

The beer that was permitted to be sold on holidays was a Bock style which gained local fame. After the abolition of the Neudeck Cloister in 1799, the building was converted into a penitentiary. Franz Xaver Zacherl, the brewer, purchased the former cloister brewery and continued the "Starkbier" tradition with the product Salvator, which is Latin for "Saviour". In 1861 the "Salvatorkeller" (Salvator cellar) was opened upon Nockherberg. In 1928 the brewery merged with the Gebrüder Thomas brewery creating Paulaner Salvator Thomas Bräu. 1994 saw the acquisition into the Kulmbacher brewery group with the affiliated producers Plauen and Chemnitz. A daughter company is the Auer Bräu AG Rosenheim. Paulaner belongs to the BHI (Brau Holding International AG), a joint venture between Schörghuber Ventures (50.1%) and with the Netherlands' Heineken N.V. (49.9%).


Paulaner is one of the six breweries who provide Oktoberfestbier for Oktoberfest, the German beer festival dating from 1810, the others being Augustinerbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu and Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu.[2]

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  1. ^ "Brauen von A-Z". n.d. Retrieved 21 October 2015. Der Paulaner Bierausstoß beträgt derzeit 2,3 Mio. Hektoliter. Zusammen mit Hacker-Pschorr, Auerbräu und Thurn und Taxis erreicht die Paulaner Brauerei Gruppe ca. 3 Mio. Hektoliter.
  2. ^ a b Conrad Seidl (9 September 2011). The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford University Press. pp. 624–625. ISBN 9780195367133. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  3. ^ "History", Paulener Brauerie München

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