Hofbräu München was established by Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria in 1589, and is one of the most famous and historic breweries in Munich. It’s home to the legendary Hofbräuhaus beer hall, and hosts the largest tent at the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. Expert at producing refreshing Münchner Bier, the brewery has helped to write Munich beer history and to shape the city’s storied beer culture.
Hofbräu is one of only two state-owned traditional breweries in Munich not to be swallowed up by a major international corporation. This historic Munich Brewhouse is staunchly committed to the Bavarian way of life and to protecting the highest quality brewing that Bavaria prides itself on.
Today, despite being one of the most state-of-the-art breweries in Europe, Hofbräuhaus still employs the brewing techniques that made Hofbräu the finest and most famous of all Bavarian beer. From the yeasty, top fermented Weisse Bier to the deliciously bitter, bottom fermented ‘Original’, Hofbräu makes beer with character.