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A precious beer from Austria's only brewery in a Premonstratensian Chorherrenstift.
Find out more about Schlägl Brewery and its more than 400 years of brewing tradition! Discover the secret of the unique Schlägler taste, gather good reasons for a visit on site and find out what else is new. You will be surprised by our versatility.
In the course of a guided tour, visitors not only learn all sorts of interesting facts about the brewing process as such, but also about the particularly high-quality raw materials, which are sourced exclusively from the region. But not only the brewing itself but also the necessary infrastructure of a brewery - from the bottling plant to the loading hall to the expedition - are stations that offer many interesting insights.
Brewing tradition since 1580
Until the brewery moved to the so-called "new brewhouse" in 1974, various breweries in the area of the monastery had been established over time. In the year of its first documentary mention (1580), it was housed in the area of today's Stiftkeller - but beer was brewed in the monastery, but much earlier.
Relocation and growth
The first relocation took place at least from the year 1865. And this against an interesting sociopolitical background: With the Josephine reform, the toe system (the taxation of farmers) was abolished, which led to the fact that the grain box of the pen lost its purpose. The brewery with its increasing output came in handy, the gradual relocation of all areas in the former grain box, which has since been converted into a full-fledged brewhouse, lasted until 1954.
Modernization and tradition preservation
Since the 1970s, for capacity reasons, there has been ongoing modernization. The new brewhouse, the bottle and cask bottling plant and the fermentation cellar were adapted to the increasing requirements. Modern, closed fermentation vats were built in the fermentation cellar - but without abandoning the traditional open vats.
Values that you can taste
With the EMAS certification in 1997, the Stiftsbrauerei shows that its values are more up-to-date, especially in the modern age.
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