Beer has only been filtered since the end of the 19th century. What increased the shelf life of the beer back then is actually no longer necessary with today’s hygiene standards. In the 1950s, this variety was offered as “Kräusenbier” – and over time became known and popular as Zwickl.
A naturally cloudy, velvety pale ale like from great-grandfather’s times.
Back then, the brewmaster took a sample from the tank using the so-called Zwickl tap to taste the beer before filtration. The Zwickl therefore comes directly from the lager cellar and is therefore also known as “Kellerbier”.
Naturally cloudy pale, from the cool depths of the lager cellar. Harmonious, with a dynamic, fresh malt and hop bouquet. A beer for sensual connoisseurs.
Original wort content 12.3 °
Alcohol content 5.3 %
Our Zwickl was originally offered exclusively for the catering trade in barrels and in alley sales in the historic 2-litre siphon bottles. Today, our Zwickl friends can still have these bottles refilled on three days a year: Lindl Sunday, Blattl Sunday and on a Saturday shortly before Christmas.
The next dates for the alley sale:
- 10 April 2021
- 23 October 2021
- 18 December 2021
What’s behind it?
Our new labels
The Zwickl Coin
In order for a beer to be “Zwickled”, i.e. for a beer sample to be taken, the Zwickl tap was supposedly turned on with a 2 coin in the past. Even today, a 2-euro piece is sometimes called a “Zwickl”.
Water, Hops and Malt
Water, hops and malt from the best growing regions in Bavaria, that’s all we need – and that’s all we use to brew our beers according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.
The Zwickl Tap
A Zwickl or “Kellerbier” originally referred to the unfiltered sample of a beer. Therefore, in addition to the classic pale Zwickl, there may be Zwickl beers of other beer types. To obtain this beer sample, it is tapped directly from the storage tank using the Zwickl tap.
The Historical Siphon Bottle
Three times a year, our Zwickl alley sale takes place in Hofgasse and on these three dates, beer lovers from near and far can watch our brewers tap the fresh Zwickl beer directly from the storage tank into the historic two-liter bottles.