BEER FACTS… #5

The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan
Almost a thousand years ago the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan was the monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks. Then, the Royal Bavarian State Brewery, it is now operating as a state directed enterprise under the control of the Bavarian Government. As the oldest still existing brewery in the world it stands upon the Weihenstephan hill, surrounded by the comparatively very young Weihenstephan science center of the Technical University of Munich. And so, a unique tradition and brewing culture developed over the centuries.

BEER FACTS…

By 3000 BC, the Egyptians, who grew many kinds of grain, were brewing at least six different types of beer. The Egyptian pyramids were built on beer. Stonecutters, slaves and public officials were paid in a type of beer called ‘kash’ – which is where the word ‘cash’ originated. They worshipped Isis, the goddess of fertility & beer. Beer was used to treat over 100 illnesses. Their Beer of Kings was a sophisticated brew…