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It’s a new brewery by German/Austrian standards, begun in 1858. However, what is rarely mentioned is that a lager, or bottom-fermented beer, which is light in color, is in itself relatively new. This first modern lager beer is attributed to the Austrian brewmaster, Anton Dreher. He first brewed this revolutionary, new, light-colored beer at his own brewery in Vienna (Schwechat) in 1841. His technique was followed a year later by a brewmaster in Pilsen, Bohemia, (now the Czeck Republic) for their “Pilsner” beer. From this time, 1841, Austria has been renouned for its brewing tradition, and by the early 1900s Anton Dreher had built the world’s greatest brewing empire of its time. One of Dreher’s breweries outside of Austria was in the Bohemian town called Michelob with others in Budapest (Hungary), and Trieste (Italy), all part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The Germans have their “famous” Reinheitsgebot of 1516, but no one mentions the Austrian’s purity law as found in the Codex Alimentarius of the Hapsburg period. (The Hapsburgs were the ruling family of Austria and the Austrian/Hungarian empire, 1278-1918, and the Holy Roman empire from 1438-1806.) It also states that only water, hops and grains may be used in the brewing of a beer. The distinction from the German law is that ” grain” in this sense may include not only barley, and wheat, but also rice. It further states, however, that never more than 25% of the grain may be rice. Hence, here too the Austrian purity law mandates only pure ingredients with no additives!

  • Style: Lager
  • Origin: Austria
$63.99Case of 24
$17.99Pack of 6
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Weight N/A
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 30 cm