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Hausbrauer Bier - a Franconian Tradition

Hausbräu is young beer that is collected by “customers” in barrels or kegs. Often kept in the basement or another cool place of the collector, It then completes the fermentation and maturation. Read about the tradition and the list of breweries still offering it.

Hausbräu is young beer that is collected by “customers” in barrels or kegs. Often kept in the basement or another cool place of the collector, it then completes the fermentation and maturation. The tradition originally dates back to the 19th century when almost every brewery still produced its own malt. The farmers supplied the barley to be malted and received - in addition to payment - the right to purchase part of the beer made from their barley at a lower price. Today, anyone can have the young Hausbräu beer filled into their own barrels or kegs at certain schedules.

Filling barrrels at Brauerei Eichhorn in Dörfleins

Most breweries offer cleaning and sanitation service for a small price and if you haven’t got a barrel yet, they can also be bought at the brewery.

To my knowledge these breweries are still offering Hausbräu.

  • Brauerei Reh (Lohndorf)
  • Brauerei Roppelt (Stiebarlimbach)
  • Brauerei Lieberth (Hallerndorf)
  • Brauerei Büttner (Untegreuth)
  • Brauerei Eichhorn (Dörfleins)
  • Adler-Bräu (Steffeld)
  • Brauerei Zehendner (Mönchsambach)
  • Braierei Kaiser (Grassmansdorf)
  • Brauerei Först (Drügendorf)
  • Brauerei Trunk (Vierzehnheiligen)
  • Brauerei Hübner (Steinfeld)
  • Brauerei Rittmayer (Aisch)
  • Brauerei Zwanzger (Uehlfeld)
  • Brauerei Prechtel (Uehlfeld)
  • Brauerei Blauer Löwe (Höchstadt)
  • Zum Löwenbräu (Adelsdorf)
  • Brauerei Hartleb (Maroldsweisach)

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