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Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier

Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier


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This beer is the result of a lively discussion between the Hofstetten Brewery and Matthias Neidhart from B. United International on beers and beer styles.

In 1810, Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony celebrated their marriage in Munich.

Back then and today, beer has played a pivotal role in Munich’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, which takes place each September to commemorate the event.

We are all familiar with the images of golden beer in big liter glasses that have come to be associated with Oktoberfest, but how did the beer in 1810 really taste?

Due to the Munich’s extremely hard water, we are confident that the only beer being brewed at that time in the area was dark. Filtering would not have been common practice, and the beer would have been stronger in alcohol and well-hopped to ensure an adequate shelf life.

We were therefore sure to include all these elements in our Original Hochzeitsbier (Wedding Beer) from 1810 as well.

A malt bill of 100% Munich malt provides the darker color but also a certain amount of residual sugar, giving this beer a nice smooth body. Warm fruity notes from the hops then balance out this truly historical beer.