The \'Oldest Food Law\' (1516) guarantees the quality and purity of beer. Only four ingredients are allowed: water, malt, hops and yeast.
Our Hefe-Weissbier is a fresh, fruity beer garden classic – naturally cloudy, amber-colored with a strong, white head. Right at the pour, this Weissbier exudes a light banana aroma. Delicate notes of yeast combine with top-fermented fruit flavours. The first impression mild, characterized by a well-balanced sweetness, developing into a zesty and refreshing experience.
Beer style: South German style wheat beer | Alcohol: 5,5 % | Original wort: 12,5 % | Food suggestion: Pairs well with most dishes.
Our Ur-Dunkel is brewed according to the original recipe, traditionally with dark barley malt, unveiling pleasant notes of caramel and roasted malt. The use of the historical hops Hallertauer Tradition is adding a fruity aroma to this unfiltered beer specialty.
Beer style: German style dark beer | Alcohol: 5,0 % | Original wort: 12,7 % | Food suggestion: Dark meats, dark vegetables, alpine cheese, sweet desserts.
Our Hefe-Weißbier Dunkel makes quite an impression in the glass with its auburn-chestnut glow. Underneath the strong, cream-colored foam head, roasted banana and caramel undertones blend creating a ripe, tropical taste with a roasted character. Unfiltered, strong, robust. But still smooth and pleasant on the palate.
Beer style: German style dark wheat beer | Alcohol: 5,3 % | Original wort: 12,4 % | Food suggestion: Dark meats, dark vegetables, hearty dishes, savory cheese varieties, sweet desserts.
Our Münchner Hell is a delightfully drinkable beer: mild, elegant malt, with a hint of sweetness. Clear and light-golden under a compact head, it presents itself well in the glass. A pleasant malt aroma is complemented by mild notes of hops. It unveils its strength and sweetness with every sip through its perfect balance of malt and hoppy bitterness.
Beer style: German style lager | Alcohol: 4,9 % | Original wort: 11,5 % | Food suggestion: Light meats, light vegetables, heavy foods high in fat.
With only 100 calories per half-liter, our non-alcoholic can be deceiving with its full Weissbier taste – unfiltered, zesty, refreshing. Weissbier’s characteristic fruit and yeast aromas meet light malty notes. Mild and with a slender body, our non-alcoholic Weissbier unveils its characteristic top-fermented, fruity taste. The ideal isotonic thirst quencher for active recreation or to regenerate after exercising.
Beer style: German style wheat beer non-alcoholic | Alcohol: < 0,5 % | Original wort: 7,5 % | Food suggestion: Light dishes.
We’ve been brewing our bottom-fermented Festbier for Oktoberfest since 1818 – strong and golden. The perfect balance of light hops notes and bold malt – festive, full-bodied, delightfully drinkable. Mild first impression, with a robust aftertaste, our Oktoberfest beer is elevated particularly by its harmonious relationship between the malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Traditionally it’s also slightly stronger than a normal Helles.
Beer style: Oktoberfest lager | Alcohol: 6,0 % | Original wort: 13,7 % | Food suggestion: Hearty Oktoberfest dishes.
We’ve been brewing Salvator according to a traditional recipe handed down to us for over 375 years. Malty with a well-balanced sweetness. The foam head is a caramel hue with a slight reddish shimmer - a chestnut brown beer combined with an enticing scent of chocolate. Gentle on the palate as it develops in the mouth – the warm, intense and full-bodied character of our Salvator is rounded off by a slight hint of hops.
Beer style: German style double bock | Alcohol: 7,9 % | Original wort: 18,3 % | Food suggestion: Dark meats, heavy foods high in fat, bold / spicy dishes, savory cheese varieties.
Our Paulaner Bräuhaus Weissbier is a fresh, fruity beergarden classic – naturally cloudy, amber-colored with a strong, white foam head. The soul of this beer specialty is the top-fermenting yeast. This gives our Weissbier its distinctive character: naturally cloudy, fruity with a light bitterness.
Beer style: Unfiltered German style wheat beer | Alcohol: approx. 5,2 % | Original wort: 12,5 % | Food suggestion: Pairs well with most dishes.
A full-bodied beer specialty. Rich, intensely malty with subtle notes of caramel and roasted malt. A beer brewed in traditional Munich style. If you are looking for a beer with character then our dark lager is your first choice.
Beer style: Unfiltered German style dark lager| Alcohol: approx. 5,2 % | Original wort: 12,3 % | Food suggestion: dark meats, dark vegetables, cheese.
Our Paulaner Bräuhaus Lager is a bright golden beer, pleasantly malty with subtle notes of hops. Full-bodied, amber-colored and bottom-fermented. Due to our brewing style this beer is a true pleasure throughout the year.
Beer style: Unfiltered German style lager | Alcohol: approx. 5,2 % | Original wort: 12,3 % | Food suggestion: Light meats, lights vegetables
A deep golden color - distinctively pleasant to the taste. Our Bräuhaus Festbier indulges the nose with aromatic notes of malt followed by a slight hint of sweetness. A beer with a strong, discrete character - and yet pleasantly mild and smooth.
Beer style: Unfiltered Festbier| Alcohol: approx. 5,9 % | Original wort: 13,5 % | Food suggestion: Hearty Oktoberfest dishes.
Chestnut brown in its color combined with a tempting scent of chocolate. The foam head of our salvator presents itself with a caramel-color and a slight reddish shimmer. Soft in the first sip, the warming, intensive and fullbodied character of our Salvator develops in the mouth.
Beer style: Unfiltered German style double bock | Alcohol: < 0,5 % | Original wort: 7,5 % | Food suggestion: Light dishes.
This golden beer specialty is a true tasting experience for every beer expert. The first sip already shows its strong character: full-bodied, smooth but pleasantly soft and mild. The fine aroma of hops matches perfectly with the strong malty notes and a hint of honey.
Beer style: Unfiltered German style bock | Alcohol: approx. 7,0 % | Original wort: 16,1 % | Food suggestion: Savory cheese varieties, sweet desserts.
A color like dark honey - with a distinct hops aroma. Our Bräuhaus Märzen unfolds a smooth bitterness with fine notes of malt. A balanced beer with a strong and smooth character - perfect for the Festbier season.
Beer style: Unfiltered German style Märzen| Alcohol: approx. 5,8 % | Original wort: 13,5 % | Food suggestion: Hearty dishes.
In our breweries, our beer specialities are handcrafted on site. In Munich and around the world, high-quality brewing kettles are the heart of every Paulaner brewhouse. The story of every freshly brewed Paulaner Bräuhaus beer begins with a complete micro-brewery, which is transported from Germany to cities all over the world - a true craft guaranteed by the best master brewers. It is important to know that every single Paulaner beer that is drunk worldwide has been brewed according to the strictly applied Bavarian Purity Law. In this way the Paulaner master brewers, with their love of detail and passion, guarantee that our high quality standards are maintained.
Malt is prepared for beer production at a malting plant. Malt goes through several stages: soaking, germinating, pre-drying and drying. First, grain is cleaned and soaked in water. Through the increase in moisture, grain begins to slowly germinate. After the germination process and through gentle drying, the grain’s moisture content is reduced. At this point, it will be heated (kiln-dried). The longer the grain is heated, the more intense the color of the malt will become, ultimately affecting the color of the beer as well. Once kilning is complete, the grains are now termed malt. Finally, the kernels are separated and malt is ready to be used for beer production.
Before beer preparation can begin, malt must be milled. For this purpose, malt is put into a grinding mill and crushed so that the grains break apart. It is very important during this grinding stage that the husks (kernel casings) are not damaged, as these will be needed later in the lautering process.
The process of mashing combines milled grain with our pristine brewing water. At this point the starch from the grain is released. Known as mash, it will then be heated through more stages, breaking down the starch in the grain into sugars. Finally, lautering of the mash begins. During this process the solid and insoluble parts of the spent grain are separated from the liquid wort.
Mash is first transferred to a lauter tun. After a few minutes a natural filter is formed, which helps separate the clear liquid from the solid matter. The remaining extract from the spent grain is rinsed off with ~78-degree (Celsius) hot water. The remaining spent grain can then be used as animal feed.
The wort obtained from mashing and lautering will be boiled in a brew kettle. During this time hops are added, thereby determining the taste of the beer. The first hops dosage is responsible for its bitterness, the last addition of hops in the process gives beer its aroma. By boiling the wort, the strength of the beer is determined and measured as original wort. The original wort content is the extract contained in the wort, which was dissolved from the malt. The amount of original wort determines the alcohol content and the type beer in the fermentation process (i.e., lager, or Bock beer).
The finished brew is cooled to the desired fermentation temperature. Then, through aerating with sterile air and adding yeast, it begins to ferment. The yeast converts the malt sugars during fermentation into alcohol and carbon dioxide. After the main fermentation is complete, the young beer is pumped into storage tanks where it can still mature and undergo secondary fermentation over time. The main fermentation process for bottom-fermented beer, like our Paulaner lager, lasts five to seven days; for top-fermented beer, like our Hefe-Weissbier, three to four days.
The secret to making good beer is in using the best ingredients. According to the Bavarian Purity Law (“Reinheitsgebot”), only four ingredients are allowed to be used in the beer brewing process. Our Paulaner brewmasters choose only the best ingredients: hops from the Hallertau region, Munich yeast, selective brewing malt and the purest water. The finer the ingredients, the better the beer. That’s why our brew masters periodically check all the raw materials with the utmost care.
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