Oettinger is the biggest brewery in Germany in terms of total beer output. Headquartered in Oettingen, Bavaria, Oettinger does not advertise its products, does not involve any intermediaries and has very few employees since its brewing process is largely automated. This brewery gets quite a lot of hate in Germany (even my students make fun of it) and was once king of the cheap beers in Germany before the 29 cent discount beers started popping up in supermarkets.
Stephans Bräu is the house brand of the German "hypermarket chain", Kaufland, brewed by Feldschlößchen in Dresden.
Ratskrone Premium Pilsener is brewed for the Edeka supermarket chain. Of all the big German supermarket chains, Edeka is probably the most luxurious and lavish. In my region, the actual brewery is not clearly stated on the can; the so-called Brauerei Abfüllung written on the can is not an actual brewery, and the only visible … Continue reading Ratskrone
It's time to take at look at Rewe's contribution to the shit beer landscape. Rewe is a supermarket chain which is somewhat more luxurious than Lidl or Aldi. Turmbräu Original Premium Pils is brewed for Rewe by Brauerei Mönchengladbach (Oettinger). 500ml can of this swill can be picked up for 29 cents. Colour is a … Continue reading Turmbräu
Karlskrone Premium Pilsener is brewed by Brauerei Mönchengladbach, one of Oettinger's breweries, for Aldi Süd. A 500ml can can be brought for 29 cents. The label promises "fresh" and "spicy" enjoyment. Colour is medium gold with minimal head and some faint lacing. It is almost scentless with a mere whiff of breadiness. Taste is … Continue reading Karlskrone
Perlenbacher is the house brand of the Lidl supermarket chain. It isn't an actual brewery; several breweries produce beer for Lidl on contract. Premium Pils Their most popular offering appears to be their Premium Pils which they stock in large quantities (any beer with "premium" on the label must be making up for … Continue reading Perlenbacher
I frequently get asked by Germans why I chose to move to Germany, knowing full well that Germans won’t be satisfied with any answer I give them. I often answer “because of the beer”, and they often respond incredulously with light chuckling not knowing that that’s probably the best answer I can give them.