Brew Review

Beer Review – Weihenstephaner Weissbier Dark


I took a trip to Kress Liquors and pulled a bottle of Weihenstephaner Weissbier Dark off of the shelves. While not a big fan of wheat beers, I was intrigued by the dark aspect of this beer. Weihenstephaner traces its roots to an abbey established in 768. The abbey received a license for a brewery in 1040. The monastery operated the brewery until 1803 when they were secularized by Napoleon. The property (brewery and all) then became the property of the State of Bavaria. Since, 1923 the brewery has been operated by the state in conjunction with the Technical Univeristy in Munich. So, with the historical provenance and the continuous production, the brewery bills itself as the world’s oldest brewery.