The brewery

At Privatbrauerei Schweiger, we are very attached to our home town of Markt Schwaben. Our beers have a long tradition of handcrafting, something our family is still very much committed to today.

Our involvement in the region around Markt Schwaben has always been a matter of honour for us: the raw materials for our beer specialities all originate from this area. Sustainability, has therefore been a practised tradition at Privatbrauerei Schweiger for over eight decades.

In addition, quality is of great significance to us. Since the first brew kettle was purchased by Ludwig Schweiger, the artisan craft of beer brewing with heart and soul has been more important to us than the sterile mass-production of beer. This is also one reason why we are among the few remaining breweries that still malts its own malted barley today. Our own brewer’s lab rounds off the artisan approach of our brewery that is located to the east of Munich. Find out more about our brewery, about the important aspects of the individual ingredients, the people behind our products and the variety of beer specialities we produce.

Our philosophy

For four generations now, Privatbrauerei Schweiger has been synonymous with the finest Bavarian art of brewing to the highest standards. Since our inception, we have pursued our craft with tradition and passion – for the love of beer:

Innovation & true tradition

We trust in our scientific knowledge of brewing, the brewing expertise of our employees and our traditional craft brewing processes. It goes without saying that our beers are brewed using only water, malt, hops and yeast.

Within the limits of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516 we are breaking new ground and passionately creating innovative products at our brewery lab. Through slow fermentation and gentle and cold maturation we allow our beers the time they need to develop their exquisite flavours.


Independence & personal responsibility

The independence of Privatbrauerei Schweiger and the protection of our entrepreneurial freedom is a central premise for our corporate activities. Since the company was founded, the well-being of the company and of its employees has been in the hands of family member shareholders. Our aim is to ensure this independence going forward.


Local & sustainable

Where possible, we procure all the raw materials needed for our beers locally or from the nearby regions. We are particularly proud of our own well at a depth of 150 m and of our own maltings.

This enables us not only to acquire premium quality raw materials but to conserve resources while at the same time having regard to the protection of the environment and quality characteristics.

Awards

The fact that star chefs and sommeliers frequently award maximum scores to our beers is proof of the quality of our beers and it makes us, as brewers, very proud.

The following is a list of our beers that have won awards over the past few years:

2017 Superior Taste Award Helles Export
1516 Bayrisch Hell
Schmankerl Weiße
2 Stars (of a possible 3)
2 Stars (of a possible 3)
3 Stars (of a possible 3)
2016 Superior Taste Award Helles Export
Schmankerl Weiße
2 Stars (of a possible 3)
3 Stars (of a possible 3)
2015 Superior Taste Award
Superior Taste Award


Crystal Award

Helles Export
Schmankerl Weiße


Schmankerl Weiße

3 Stars (of a possible 3)
3 Stars (of a possible 3)


3 Stars (of a possible 3)

2014 Superior Taste Award
Superior Taste Award


selection Genussmagazin
selection Genussmagazin

Helles Export
Schmankerl Weiße


Schmankerl Weiße Dunkel
Zwickel 1409

3 Stars (of a possible 3)
3 Stars (of a possible 3)


3 Stars (of a possible 5)
4 Stars (of a possible 5)

2013 Superior Taste Award
Superior Taste Award


Crystal Award

Helles Export
Schmankerl Weiße


Schmankerl Weiße

2 Stars (of a possible 3)
3 Stars (of a possible 3)


3 Stars (of a possible 3)

2012 Superior Taste Award


Crystal Award


selection Genussmagazin

Helles Export


Schmankerl Weiße


Schmankerl Weiße

3 Stars (of a possible 3)


3 Stars (of a possible 3)


3 Stars (of a possible 5)