Ettal Abbey and 400-year brewing tradition

Ettaler monastic beer is popular not only in Germany but also in Italy, Austria, the USA and China. Monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Ettal started to brew beer in the XV century in the village of Oberammergau. However, they built their own brewery in 1609. In 1618, the monastery obtained a permit from the Duke of Bavaria to sell beer. Even after the closure of the monastery in 1803 the brewery continued to work and brought profits.

A brewery museum was opened at the monastery in 1998. It exhibits historical equipment and documents of different eras. During the excursion you will be told about the beer-making process, see the process of fermentation and the cellar where the finished product is stored. It is known that the taste of beer greatly depends on water quality. Ettaler is made from the purest spring water of Ammergau Alps with a very low sodium content. The monastery uses its own yeast, Bavarian malt and hops from Holledau - the world’s largest producer of hops. The tour of the brewery lasts about an hour.

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Klosterstraße 6
82488, Ettal
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