First And Foremost

Location of Origin: Postfach 11 55, D-85311, Freising, Germany
Date Established: 1040 (Making it the Longest Continuously Operating Brewery/Oldest Surviving in the World.)
Category: Independent Regional Brewery, Moderate International Bottled and Keg Distribution.

The recent recession forced some of the world's oldest and most powerful companies to restructure or liquidate completely. Many banks in America now advertise how old they are and how many economic downturns they have been able to weather. On June 16th, 2013, The Ford Motor Company (F) will celebrate it's 110th anniversary. Quite an achievement, especially when you consider the battering that the American Auto Industry has taken recently. 110 years is impressive, but it's nothing compared to a regional brewery born in a Monastery in Bavaria. The Weihenstephan brewery was established more than 500 years before The Netherlands declared its independence following the result of the Eighty Years' War and only less than a century after Germany became a country following the breakup of the Roman Empire. So the brewery has been around for a long time, but that doesn't mean that the beer has changed all that much. Quite the opposite actually, which is a good thing, because the beer that this brewery produces has won numerous awards, is highly acclaimed around the world, and yes, gets our stamp of approval. Then again, it would be rather embarrasing that a nearly 1000 year old business wasn't doing the right thing.

Reviewed Beer from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

6-06-13 - White Hopsplosion
1-08-13 - Korbinian Doppelbock

All rated Beer from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

5-27-13 - White Hopsplosion - 3.46, Hefeweizen, 5.30%
Please see review above.
12-24-12 - Korbinian Doppelbock - 3.95, Doppelbock, 7.40%
Please see review above.
6-10-10 - Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - 4.01, Hefeweizen, 5.40%
This wheat beer comes in both filtered (Kristall) and unfiltered (hefe) forms. This is a lighter, crisp, sweeter, and fruity beer which has an IBU of only 14, making it very mild. It is moderately carbonated, features a thick one and a half inch foam head, and a rich golden color. Medium bodied and medium viscosity. This is a great beer garden brew and goes well with traditional German cuisine such as wurst and Wiener Schnitzel.