Weihenstephaner 1516 – Bavarian Kellerbier from Weihenstephan
Last year Germany celebrated 500 years of the Beer Purity Law. To mark this historic occasion, we decided to brew a beer from an old recipe handed down through the centuries: Weihenstephaner 1516. This naturally cloudy, glowing amber Kellerbier was brewed using traditional hop varieties and matured for an extra-long period in the low temperatures of our historic vaulted cellars on Weihenstephan Hill. The strictly limited bottling of our amber Weihenstephaner 1516 was so successful that from this year onwards, we are adding it to our Weihenstephaner range as a seasonal beer in Germany.
Available in selected German beverage markets, restaurants and bars from March 2017.
Weihenstephaner Kristallweizenbock: Reinterpretation of a historical beer!
As the oldest brewery in the world, we are now aiming to focus more attention on our old recipes and rediscover these often exceptional beer types anew – just as we did with our 1516 Kellerbier. The sight of a historical label from the 1950s reminded us of a beer that has almost slipped into oblivion: Kristallweizenbock, still brewed at Weihenstephan all those decades ago, but sought in vain on today’s beer market. Our Weihenstephan master brewers set to work developing a new version of Kristallweizenbock, choosing premium hop varieties Saphir, Opal, Smaragd and Perle (Sapphire, Opal, Emerald and Pearl) to create its character. This combination resulted in the distinctive hoppy bouquet of our Kristallweizenbock, complemented by the subtle banana aroma of the yeast. Careful filtration preserves the beer’s crystal-clear amber glow.
Available in selected beverage markets, restaurants and bars from March 2017 in different countries.