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Hacker-Pschorr Brewery traces its ancestry back to 1417 when the Hacker brewery was founded in Munich, Germany, 99 years before the enactment of the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516.
In the late 18th century, Joseph Pschorr bought the Hacker brewery from his father-in-law. He subsequently founded a separate brewery under his own name. His two sons divided his estate by each taking control of one of the two separate breweries. In 1972, Hacker and Pschorr merged to form Hacker-Pschorr, but the beers were sold as separate brands well after 1975.
The brewing process has remained virtually unchanged for over 580 years.
It used to be imported to the U.S. via Star Brand Imports, based in White Plains, New York and part of Heineken International.
Bartenders will usually note that Hacker-Pschorr is one of few beers which does not say “For Export Only” on the keg. Hacker-Pschorr Weisse is the most popular of the company’s beers, “100% natural. Brewed with pure spring water, Hacker-Pschorr’s centuries-old, exclusive yeast strain, Hallertau hops and 60% malted wheat and 40% malted barley.” 5.5% alcohol by volume. 4.3% alcohol by weight. Original Gravity 12.5%. 156 calories per 12 US fl oz (355 mL) serving (1,840 kJ/L). Bitterness 13 EBU. Beverage Testing Institute Rating – 94 (Exceptional).
Munich’s Bier, Your Beer.. Since 1417
Hacker Pschorr is truly dedicated to the art of brewing. Since 1417, we have focused our brewery around quality ingredients, artful crafting, and fresh flavors.
We have spent centuries perfecting the art of brewing to create thoughtfully unique, crisp, and refreshing beers.
Hacker Pschorr beers have always been brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516, which mandates that beer brewed in Bavaria consist of only malted barley, water and hops.
The Hacker brewery was founded in 1417.
More than 300 years later in 1793 Joseph Pschorr, son of a farmer and brewer, married Maria Theresia Hacker and took over the brewery from his father-in-law.
Around 1820 Joseph Pschorr bought another brewery and founded the Pschorr Brewery.
Finally in 1972 the Hacker and Pschorr breweries were united to become the Hacker-Pschorr Brewery.
The modern Hacker-Pschorr logo combines both the original Hacker and Pschorr logos, and the red circle around the “P” represents Joseph’s unending love for Maria Theresia.Finally in 1972 the Hacker and Pschorr breweries were united to become the Hacker-Pschorr Brewery.
The modern Hacker-Pschorr logo combines both the original Hacker and Pschorr logos, and the red circle around the “P” represents Joseph’s unending love for Maria Theresia.
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