A heritage brewery
700 years of brewing


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–  Non-stop party since 1308

In the year 1308, the age when knight fought knight in armour; when Ludwig IV. ruled Bavaria, Drei Kronen Brauerei was founded in the small city of Strassgiech, near the famous castle “Giechburg” in Bavaria. Legend has it that it was in honour of this celebrated monarch — ruler of three domains — that the brewery took its name: “Drei Kronen Brauerei”.

For centuries, this brewery has been distinguished through its appointment “Erbschänke” (heritage brewery), with the rare and ancient right to serve its beer in special royal tankards — to king and countrymen alike. The secret of this noble beer was the time honoured art of oak mellowing.

A kingly privilege since 1308​

Brauerei Drei Kronen is one of the oldest breweries in the world. Dating back to 1308, it is the oldest “free appointed” brewery in the world as well as the oldest “heritage brewery” worldwide.