CellarMonk's "Featured Brewery" for the month of April is Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH. Commonly referred to as Schneider-Weisse, this brewery has a heritage dating back to 1872. The beer produced by this brewery are standard bearers in their style and are known the world over.
Schneider Weisse was founded in 1872 in Munich by Georg I. Schneider. He was a royal brewer (at the time, only the monarch could brew this style). As wheat beer came out of fashion, the king decided to sell the right to brew wheat beer. Georg Schneider believed in this beer style, bought this right and started to brew Schneider Weisse in Munich. In 1928 the family bought the brewery in Kelheim, which after 1945 became the company's only brewing site. The brewery itself is the oldest wheat beer brewery in Bavaria; wheat beer has been brewed at this site without interruption since its founding in the year 1607.
Today Georg Schneider VI is running the brewery in the sixth generation. Georg VI makes sure that the Original continues to be brewed according to the founder‘s recipe.
Schneider-Weisse produces a stable of beers typical for a wheat beer brewery. From the exceptional Original (Tap7) to the muscular Aventinus (Tap6), many of this brewery's products are used as benchmarks for home brewers and commercial brewers alike. As this is a traditional German brewery, there is not much experimentation. When you make some of the worlds best wheat beers, there is really no reason to go outside your expertise.
Besides the brewery in Kelheim, Schneider-Weisse also operates one of the nicest Bräuhauses in all of Munich. Along with all of Schneider-Weisse's traditional beers being served, there is a complete menu of traditional Bavarian beerhall fare. Some of these prepared especially with Schneider-Weisse's own beer.
Stay tuned for more about Schneider-Weisse including an interview with their brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler. All of Schneider-Weisse's beers will be added to the database, ready for you to review them (just register and review away!)
For more information about Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH:
Find them on Twitter @SchneiderWeisse
Phone +49 9441 705-0