Monday, April 7, 2008

Another anniversary

Just got a press release from the Schneider brewery in Kelheim, Germany, the brewers of the fabulously delicious Schneider wheat beers. They're celebrating a pretty significant anniversary this month, too:
This year, the "Weisses Bräuhaus in Kelheim” celebrates its 400th anniversary of brewing wheat beer. At the brewing site of the “Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH,” the first batch of wheat beer was brewed on April 16th, 1608 under Duke William 1st. Numerous events will celebrate this anniversary. Among these are an official ceremony, historic brewery tours, a publication on the history of the brewery, an art exhibition in the gallery “Altes Sudhaus”, as well as a special historical exhibition in the archaeological museum. Moreover, there will be a special brew, named “Georg Schneider’s 1608”, available only in limited quantities.

Having been to the Kelheim brewery a few years ago, I would say that if you have the chance to get there for this, you should go: the Altes Sudhaus has a beautiful collection of commercial brewery art, and the brewery is fantastic. Prost, Schneider!

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