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Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH


More than just brewers: wheat beer pioneers.

Brewing great wheat beer was the passion long before its value and its contribution to the Bavarian "savoir vivre" were commonly acknowledged. Since Georg I. Schneider obtained the right to brew wheat beer in 1872 (the first commoner to be granted this privilege), Schneider Weisse have been constantly creating new wheat beer specialities, at times against all odds and conventions, independent of trends and with enduring courage. The knowledge and experience gained over generations is nearly unrivaled in Bavaria, Germany and the world. Wheat beer is a fascinating universe of possibilities, of combining ingredients, flavours. aromas, colours and intensities.

Beyond industrial production: true craftmanship.

Pleasure needs time and ease. Just what it takes to brew wheat beer of an outstanding quality. The commitment, care and patience, that Schneider Weisse have been cultivating for many generations today seems a bit out of style. But: resigning from our devotion to the quality of the beer and the enjoyment that comes with it just to save on production costs for the brewery is simply out of the question. Therefore Schneider beers are fermented in open vats instead of closed tanks. to allow the yeast to fully breathe. This is the origin the soft, multi-faceted, fruity and aromatic flavours that are typical for the Schneider wheat beers. Afterwards the master brewers skim the yeast with great care and traditionally by hand, in Order to remove the so called "Krause" (foam caused by the fermentation process) that encapsules the prickly bitter hop resins. This is brewing true ''craft beers" long before it became the big hype it is today.


Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Emil-Ott-Straße 1-5
D-93309 Kelheim

Telephone: +49 (0) 94 41 / 7 05 0
Telefax:     +49 (0) 94 41 / 7 05 190

E-Mail:       info@schneider-weisse.de
Web:           www.schneider-weisse.de



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