Sternewirth Privilege

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The Sternewirth Privilege is a tradition in breweries where the brewery workers and visitors[1] are given access to free beer from the brewery taproom (The Sternewirth[2]) when they feel thirsty.[3]

Notably, the term was explained by Mike Rowe when he helped out at Newport Distilling Company on the Discovery Channel program Dirty Jobs.[4]


  1. ^ "Der Sternewirth: A German Tradition". Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. ^ "American Handy Book of the Brewing, Malting, and Auxiliary Trades/Beer in Dietetics and Economics". Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Paths of Resistance : Tradition and Dignity in Industrializing Missouri ... - Indiana University David R. Thelen Professor of History, and editor of the Journal of American History - Google Books". Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Rum Distiller". Dirty Jobs. Season 6. Episode 15. 11 January 2011. Event occurs at 03:20. Discovery Channel.