G. Schneider & Sohn

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Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
LocationKelheim, Germany
Coordinates48°55′2″N 11°52′28″E / 48.91722°N 11.87444°E / 48.91722; 11.87444Coordinates: 48°55′2″N 11°52′28″E / 48.91722°N 11.87444°E / 48.91722; 11.87444
Opened1872 (1872)
Annual production volume300,000 hectolitres (260,000 US bbl) in 2007[1]
Owned byGeorg Schneider VI
Employees101 (2012)[2]
Active beers
Name Type
Tap 1, Meine Helle Weisse Helles Weissbier
Tap 2, Mein Kristall Kristallweizen
Tap 3, Mein Alkoholfrei Low-alcohol-Weizen
Tap 4, Meine Festweisse Hefeweizen-Oktoberfestbier
Tap 5, Meine Hopfenweisse Weizen-Bock
Tap 6, Mein Aventinus Weizen-Doppelbock
Tap 7, Mein Original Hefeweizen
Tap 11, Meine Leichte Weisse Hefeweizen
Aventinus Eisbock Weizen-Eisbock
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Tap X Weizen Doppelbock
Glass of Tap 7 Mein Original, showing the Schneider Weisse logo.

G. Schneider & Sohn is a weissbier brewing company in Bavaria, Germany.


The brewery was 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.[4] In 1927 the owners, under Georg Schneider IV, expanded their brewing operations into Kelheim and Straubing. After the breweries in Munich were destroyed in 1944 by aerial bombardment by the Allies of World War II, the entire production was relocated to Kelheim. In occupied Germany, a few weeks after the end of World War II, the Third United States Army granted G. Schneider & Sohn permission to continue production of their wheat beers and deliver them to Munich. However, they added the caveats that they could only produce lower alcohol beer and it could only be sold to military personnel. To this day, the owners are descendants of Georg Schneider I.[5][6]

Today, the brewery employs around 100 people and distributes its products across Germany and 27 other countries. The annual output is about 300,000 hectolitres, of which about 25% is sent outside of Germany.


The brewery has remained in the Schneider family since its conception in 1872.[7]

Picture Name Born Owner since Died Known as Notes
Georg Schneider I 1817 1872 1890 Georg I Schneider
Georg Schneider II 1846 1872 1890
Georg Schneider III 1870 1890 1905 The Collector
Mathilde Schneider 1877 1905 1972 The Persistent
Georg Schneider IV 1900 1924 1991 The Undaunted
Georg Schneider V 1928 1958 The Conductor
Georg Schneider VI 1965 2000 The Artist


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. The core product is TAP 7 Mein Original (formerly Schneider Weisse Original), which is brewed according to the origin recipe of 1872. Georg Schneider VI renamed the Schneider Weisse product range in 2009, so as to draw attention to the fact that the brewery also produces the products TAP 1 to TAP 6.


Aventinus is a strong, dark, wheat doppelbock introduced in 1907 by Mathilde Schneider and named after Johannes Aventinus, a Bavarian historian.[8] It has an original gravity of 18.5 degrees Plato, and an abv of 8.2% .

Tap 6 Mein Aventinus[edit]

In 1907, Matilde Schneider created Aventinus, the first weizenbock of Bavarian history. In 2014, Mein Aventinus won gold in the 'South German-Style Weizenbock' category at the US Brewers Association's World Beer Cup and in 2018 the beer won silver in the same category.[9]

Aventinus Eisbock[edit]

Eisbock is a style said to have been 'invented' by accident in the late 19th Century, when during a particularly cold winter, a cistern full of bock beer froze. The water contained in the beer turned into ice; the remaining liquid was in effect of bock concentrate, with more powerful aromas, flavours and alcohol content. This method of freezing beer to increase strength and richness has been duplicated by many breweries, with Schneider first brewing their Aventinus Eisbock in 2002. Schneud[10] In 2017, Aventinus Eisbock won gold in the 'wheat beers' category at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival.[11]


Tap No. Picture Name First brewed Style ABV Formerly known as Notes
Bottle cap - 246.png Meine Helle Weisse
Helles Weissbier
Schneider Weisse Weizenhell [12]
Mein Kristall
Schneider Weisse Kristall [13]
Mein Alkoholfrei
Schneider Weisse Alkoholfrei [14]
Meine Festweisse
Georg Schneider's Edel-Weisen Recently available since 1999, developed from the original 1916 recipe.[15]
Meine Hopfenweisse
Schneider & Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse First created as a collaboration between Georg Schneider VI and Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery in New York.[16]
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus.JPG Mein Aventinus
Weizen Doppelbock
Schneider Aventinus Weizendoppelbock Bavaria's oldest wheat doppelbock.[17]
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original.JPG Mein Original
Schneider Weisse Original The original recipe of Georg I. Schneider[18]
Aventinus Eisbock
Aventinus Eisbock Matured using a special freezing process.[19]
BKL2016 Bier 002.JPG
A different speciality (often barrel aged) beer released every year since 2010.

2012 - Mein Cuvée Barrique
2013 - Meine Porter Weisse
2014 - Mein Eisbock Barrique
2015 - Mathilda Soleil
2016 - Marie’s Rendezvous
2017 - Mein Nelson Sauvin[20]
2018 - TBC

Meine Leichte Weisse
Schneider Weisse Leicht [21]


Schneider Bräuhaus in Munich

The company includes three guesthouses. They are located in the former headquarters in Munich (Tal), in the Munich district of Berg am Laim, and on the brewery site in Kelheim.[22] In early 2016, they were renamed from Weisses Bräuhaus to Schneider Bräuhaus.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Heise, Stephan (2008-04-16). "Brauerei-Jubiläum: Weißbier-Floh von der Donau". Focus. Munich. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  2. ^ Jahresabschluss der G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH zum Geschäftsjahr vom 1. Januar 2012 bis zum 31. Dezember 2012 via bundesanzeiger.de, abgerufen am 3. August 2014.
  3. ^ "Schneider wheat beer specialities assortment". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Once the wheat beer was saved". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Brewery legend Georg Schneider turns 90". 1 February 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Prost. Schneider's 90th birthday". 1 February 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Our history. Inseparable: The brewery family Georg Schneider and wheat beer". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.schneider-weisse.com/index.php?lang=en&tpl=brauerei.spezialitaeten.aventinus&sid=78119260241682143440294607257187 Schneider Weisse Aventinus-Weizenstarkbier.
  9. ^ "World Beer Cup: podium for Schneider Weisse TAP 6". Mixer Planet. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock: Warms the Winter for 15 Years". 12 November 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival — Tävlingar". Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Tap 1 Meine Helle Weisse". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Tap 2 Mein Kristall". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Tap 3 Mein Alkoholfrei". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Tap 4 Meine Festweisse". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Tap 6 Mein Aventinus". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  18. ^ "Tap 7 Mein Original". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Aventinus Eisbock". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Tap X". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  21. ^ "Tap 11 Meine Leichte Weisse". G. Schneider & Sohn. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  22. ^ Die Weissen Bräuhäuser Archived 2017-07-08 at the Wayback Machine abgerufen am 19 March 2016

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