Augustiner: Munich’s oldest brewery
The monks of the Augustinian Order founded a brewery in 1328 that still exists today, and is the oldest brewery still existing within the Munich city limits. After privatization, Augustiner settled in Neuhauser Straße in 1817, where the Augustiner restaurant, popular with locals and tourists, is still located today. At the end of the 19th century, the headquarters and brewing facilities were moved to Landsberger Straße, where brewing continues to this day. The Augustiner Hell enjoys cult status in the bulbous half-liter bottle, with the also quite bulbous monk on the label. Oktoberfest has the 6% Augustiner Wiesn beer in the Augustiner festival tent, in the Fischer Vroni, and in the Tradition festival tent on the Oide Wiesn. There are also three small tents for Augustiner: the chicken and duck grill Ammer, the Wildstuben, and the Zur Bratwurst tent. The brewery is the only one still using the traditional 200-liter wooden barrels, the so-called Hirschen, for storage.