This was our first and, for a long time, only type of beer after the Hofbräuhaus Traunstein was founded as a pure wheat beer brewery in 1612. Because he wanted to displace wine in the region, Elector Maximilian I created the wheat beer monopoly: although the conventional brown beer was still allowed, innkeepers always had to offer wheat beer as well. This beer was still the exception at that time, as the valuable wheat was actually reserved for bread production.
A specially bred yeast strain gives our wheat beer classic wonderfully complex fruit aromas.
In the 1980s, Hofbräuhaus Traunstein wrote a new chapter in this success story by becoming the world’s first brewery to offer wheat beer in kegs.
Honey-coloured and with all the power of our own yeast. Wonderfully refreshing, with a soft yeasty bouquet and full fruit aroma. Our masterpiece, containing all our passion – and over 400 years of brewing experience.
Original wort content 12.3 °
Alcohol content 5.5 %Back to the overview
What’s behind it?
Our new labels
The sun shining down on the raw materials, giving them strength and aroma, represents the character of wheat beer, which, unlike brown beer, could also be brewed in summer, making it a classic summer beer. “Heavenly rays” were also often seen in historical paintings from the time of the brewery’s founding.
Wheat has been used for brewing beer for thousands of years. Only if at least half of the malt in a beer is wheat can it be called wheat beer. Our high-quality processed malt comes, like our hops, from the best growing regions of Bavaria.
Traunstein with mountain backdrop
Ever since the Hofbräuhaus Traunstein was founded as a wheat beer brewery, it has been inseparably linked with Traunstein’s townscape. In the city silhouette on the label you can clearly see our parent house with the large brewhouse window, the Jacklturm with the passage and the steeple of St.Oswald Church. Behind it stretches the mountain panorama of the Bavarian Alps and the Hochberg, from whose source our brewing water comes. For over 400 years we have been allowed to call this place in the heart of Chiemgau our home.