Our 700 year history is real. Our Beers are the stuff of fairytales
In 1308 the Aktien Brewery of Kaufbeuren, along with it's cellars, courtyard and barns, was donated to the citizens of Kaufbeuren by Henry Twinger, a wealthy local Baron. To ensure only the highest quality beers, The Kaufbeuren Brewers Guild was formed in 1325 making a declaration that all beers produced in Kaufbeuren could only use the finest barley, hops, yeasts and the purest local waters. All other ingredients were banned. The Aktien Brewery was for evermore known for their superbly crafted beers.
In 1516 Duke William IV enacted the Kingdom-wide declaration known as The German Beer Purity Law or 'Reinheitsgebot' - almost two hundred years AFTER the formation of the Kaufbeuren Brewers Guild. Even back in 1325 we were innovating - 200 years later we were still ahead of our time. Over 700 years after we first started brewing beer we are still going strong - ABK - The original craft beer.
This is a light, bright and very satisfying beer. Lightly golden with a bubbly, medium white head that steadily shrinks to a thin foamy lace, the aroma is soft and sweet with grain and very flowery hops.
The taste is full bodied grain with lots of green apple and light but persistent hints of pine and herbs, with a light bitterness that persists through to the finish. Eminently satisfying.
If you like a more malty beer with a lovely pillowy head, a deep gold colour and packed with malt, Edel is the one for you! A pale straw color with golden hints and a velvety white frothy head which reduces gently to some light lacing.
To the nose, Edel is mostly hops mixed with a biscuit sweetness and a freshly baked bread aroma with a hint of some sweet apples and pears. On the tongue, you'll notice the slightly toasted malts and light floral hops which start with light biscuit malts, before a sweetness, to form a buttery bitter finish.
Gloriously dark, rich and fruity aromatic beer. This wonderful top fermented beer is coupled with notes of caramel and dark chocolate. Munich is famous for its iconic 'Dunkels' and we think ours is right up there and represents ABK's roots and regionality.
Radler comes from the word 'bicycle' and the need for a refreshing, less-alcoholic beverage on a bicycle ride through the Bavarian countryside. The story goes that a German innkeeper was waiting for his cyclist visitors, when he found out that he didn't have enough beer, so he blended the remaining beer with fresh citrus lemonade.
The cyclists really liked the new drink, and so became Radler! A 50/50 mix of ABK Edel and Organic Leo Lemonade also made by ABK. Best served ice cold!
A top fermented fruity, aromatic and lively, full-bodied beer. With a wonderful honey yellow colour and a strong foam generation. Our wheat beer has a natural yeast cloudiness with a yeast sediment. Easy drinking with soft floral flavours.
Bavaria is famed for its Wheat Beers and ours is particularly easy drinking and highly regarded.
A well balanced and full-bodied beer with a smooth aromatic hop taste. Intensive straw yellow colour with clear and glossy appearance. Tettnanger hops for the fine aroma, complimented by Hallertau Select and Hallertau Herkules hops for a perfectly balanced, light, fresh and easy drinking beer.