German Beers Available in North America

German beers assortmentGerman beers are legendary, among the world’s best, and Germany wines and spirits are crafted with the same passion. Based on our research, the following German beers are available to the trade and consumers within North America. We make every effort to keep the list as up-to-date as possible, but due to the fast changing trade conditions for food and beverages on this continent, some of the products may no longer be available and other products may have entered the market that we don’t know about.  Please email us if you want us to add or delete some of the products.

Aecht Schlenkerla – Rauchbier (Smoked Beer) — Brewed with Original Schlenkerla Smokemalt from the Schlenkerla maltings and tapped according to old tradition directly from the gravity-fed oakwood cask in the historical 15th century brewery tavern in Bamberg/Franconia. (Bavaria)
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Andechser — The monastery of Andechs has a brewing tradition since 1455 and produces one of the best bock beer and wheat beers. Worth a visit, as this brewery is located close to the Starnberg Lake southwest of Munich. (Bavaria)
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Apostelbraeu — A well known Bavarian brewery that uses malt from spelt, an ancient grain. Located in the bavarian Palatine area, close to the border of the Czech Republic. (Bavaria)
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Arcobräu — For almost 500 years, Arcobräu has been brewed in Moos, at the very heart of lower Bavaria where the Danube and the Isar meet. Surrounded by rolling fields of barley and wheat with the dark hills of the Bavarian forest in the distance, the location is idyllic. (Bavaria)
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Augustiner Bräu — Augustiner-Bräu is a brewery in Munich, Germany. Established in 1328, it is Munich's oldest independent brewery. Augustiner Edelstoff and Maximator available in the US. Owned by (Bavaria)
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Ayinger — Beer in Bavaria has had an exceptionally high value since time immemorial. It is not just the proverbial “liquid bread” alone, but rather also the social “cement” of our culture, in which values such as conviviality, community, honesty, reliability and solidarity with the homeland play a major role. (Bavaria)
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Beck’s — Beer connoisseurs around the world immediately recognize Beck's Pils by its pure freshness and unique taste. It used to be Germany's leading export beer until the brand was purchased by Anheuser Busch Inbev. Beck's in the US is now brewed in St. Louis, MO. (Bremen)
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Benedektiner — A great wheat beer from the Benedektine monastery of Ettal in Oberammergau, close to the Austrian border. Owned by the Bitburger Group (Bavaria)
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Bitburger — Germany's number 1 draft beer. Bitburger is valued for its crisp and clean taste, and is enjoyed in over 70 countries worldwide. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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BraufactM — A craft beer line from the Radeberger Group, with a variety of unique tasteing beers made from global recipes with German craftsmanship. (Hesse)
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Braukunst Keller — The handcrafted beers from Himburg's Braukunstkeller are brewed according to the German Purity Law with the soft brewing water of the Bavarian Forest. (Bavaria)
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Clausthaler — Ever since it put non-alcoholic beer on the map in 1979, Clausthaler has been the gold standard of the segment. With its own, specialized brewing technique, the pioneer still creates its signature non-alcoholic lager, Clausthaler Classic, in strict accordance with the German purity law. (Hesse)
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DAB — DAB is the ambassador of the famous Dortmund Beer style which is brewed in compliance with the German Beer Purity Law of 1516. Using only pure and natural ingredients, DAB is still brewed in Dortmund to original recipes. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Diebels Alt — One of the best known and most popular Alt Biers in Germany. This is the dark top-fermented beer popular in Duessledorf and surroundings. The brand belongs to the Anheuse Bush Inbev group. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Dinkelacker — The family brewery Dinkelacker stands for wonderfully fresh beers full of tradition and brewed with passion that can be tasted in every sip. Ever since the company was founded by Carl Dinkelacker in 1888, we have been brewing beers using only the best ingredients and based on recipes that have been passed down for generations. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Distelhäuser — With over 21 beer specialities – from pils to wheat beer and special editions, Distelhäser makes a significant contribution to the beer culture and beer diversity. Year after year, the outstanding quality of products receives recognition in the form of many national and international awards. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Durst-Malz — Based in Bruchsa, Baden Wuerttemberg, this family-owned company has evolved over the past two centuries from a small barley roaster to one of Germany's largest suppliers of malted barley, unique for each type of beer. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Eichbaum — The Eichbaum beer brewing company is located in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg. It was founded in 1679 by Mannheim's Councillor Jean du Chêne. Today the Eichbaum brewing company is owned by Actris AG. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Einbecker — A characteristic bitter taste, unique and perfectly matured. The perfect composition of the best hops and selected fine malts bring the classic bitter character of Einbecker Brewery Premium Pils to mature perfection. (Lower Saxony)
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EKU — EKU walks the line between a true eisbock and a fortified doppelbock. Its recipe remains a secret, but it is known that while lagering for an astounding nine months, its temperature is dropped until it begins to freeze. Owned by Kulmacher Brau. (Bavaria)
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Erdinger — A particularly pleasantly spicy aroma, a distinctive yeast flavor and an unmistakable top-fermenting beer profile, brewed according to a 125 year-old recipe. (Bavaria)
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Flensburger — Flensburger Brauerei is located in Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The brew a very light, lean beer in the Pilsener brewing style with perfect head of foam, a full-bodied-soft and fresh taste and a light yeast flower. The strong, pleasantly hop-bitter character makes it so unique. (Schleswig Holstein)
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Franziskaner — The original fresh wheat beer taste. Cloudy in appearance, the rich but delicately bitter taste of Franziskaner Weissbier results from the large percentage of wheat malt. Owned by Anheuser Bush Inbev. (Bavaria)
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Friedenfelser — A fresh, tingly indulgence. Naturally cloudy, bottle-fermented, and brewed according to traditional Bavarian methods. (Bavaria)
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Früh Kölsch — A style distinctive to Cologne, the name Kölsch is protected by law under the Kölsch Konvention so that only beers brewed in and around the city can bear the name. Früh is well regarded in the city and considered one of the best Kölsch. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof — Produces house-made beer for local and US market in various styles. All beers are served unfiltered, so there is a little yeast left from the brewing process, and are produced using special malts from the company Weyermann and hops from the Elbe-Saale area. (Saxony)
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Hacker-Pschorr — The main focus of Hacker-Pschorr is the art of brewing and enjoyable beer. But at the same time it also maintains a strong connection to its regional roots. As a regional brand in southern Bavaria, Hacker-Pschorr is recognised in Munich and the Bavarian uplands as a partner to regional clubs and associations in the areas of both sports and culture. (Bavaria)
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Hirschbräu — Based in the Allgäu region, Hirsch has been family owned and operated for over 350 years. Their approach is based on cultivating traditional brewing methods to produce beers with flavourful, distinctive character. (Bavaria)
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Hofbrauhaus Wolters — A privately held brewery based in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Hofbrauhaus Wolters produces a variety of beers for local and international consumption. (Lower Saxony)
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Hofbräu — With original recipes handed down by Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria, Hofbräu's fame continues to pour across the globe. Hofbräu beer is imported directly from the brewery in Munich, Germany. (Bavaria)
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Hofbräuhaus Traunstein — (Bavaria)
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Hofmühl Weissbier — Handcrafted with local raw materials, strictly according to the Hofmühl quality rules and the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this Weissbier is a fine, fruity and naturally cloudy specialty beer with digestible yeast flower. (Bavaria)
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Holsten – Non-alcoholic Beer — Holsten is a premium non-alcoholic malt beverage available in 8 refreshing flavours. So whatever mood you are in, Holsten has a flavour to match it. (Hamburg)
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Julius Echter – Hefeweiss Dunkel — Julius Echter is one of the foremost purveyors of German hefeweizens, and once you get a smell of this beer, you will know why. Fresh bananas abound from the first scent of this brew and don't let up until well after your last swallow. (Bavaria)
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Kaiserdom – Malt Beer (Malzbier) non-alcoholic — A German amber, foggy, alcohol free Hefe-Weissbier with very low, white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, light banana, yeast. (Bavaria)
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Kelheim Privatbrauerei — (Bavaria)
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Klosterbrauerei Ettal — The monastery brewery Ettal was founded in 1609 and can look back on over 400 years of uninterrupted brewing history. Even after 400 years the beer is still brewed by the monks at the Abbey. (Bavaria)
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Koenig Ludwig — (Bavaria)
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Kulmbacher Reichelbräu — Founded by Johann Wolfgang Reichel 165 years ago, Kulmbacher Brau (former Reichelbräu) is the leading brewery in Bavaria's Northern region of Franconia. (Bavaria)
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König – Pils Beer — König's pilsner pours light gold with a white, foamy head. Yeasty characteristics emerge in the aroma as the beer warms, so drink it cold to fully appreciate the fragrant, earthy hops and mellow sugary malt scents. Owned by Bitburger. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Köstritzer – Black Beer — A mahogany colour, and a lasting, cream-coloured, finely pored head are the defining features of Köstritzer black lager beer. Its expressive fragrance evokes a range of intense spicy aromas, including sage, roasted chestnuts, dark honey, bitter chocolate and fresh, farm-baked bread. Owned by Bitburger. (Thuringia)
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Löwenbräu – Beer and non-alcoholic beer — One of Germany's most historically significant beer brands. Once purchased by Miller in the 1970s, the brand became very popular in the US, only to loose it's appeal when the beer was brewed in the US. Now owned by Anheuser Bush Inbev. (Bavaria)
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Maisel — Maisel's consistent adherence to the original brewing process with selected wheat and barley malt and the use of its own yeast breed make Maisel's Weisse a unique pleasure. With its unique bright amber color and its pronounced fruity-spicy taste, it differs in a pleasant way from other wheat beers. (Bavaria)
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Paulaner — The finest Munich art of brewing since 1634 - Paulaner is Munich tradition. (Bavaria)
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Pfungstädter — The Pfungstädter Brewery was founded in 1831 by Justus Hildebrand. Today the Pfungstädter Brewery is one of the few medium-sized breweries in Germany that is still 100% family owned. (Hesse)
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Pilsner Urquell — In 1842, we made the world's first golden pilsner and we never stopped. Pilsner Urquell is crafted in Pilsen, Czech Republic using traditional methods and ingredients! (Czech Republic)
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Pinkus Muller — Of the 150 old beer breweries that once existed in Münster, only one has survived: Pinkus Müller. Pinkus is a name that stands not only for brewing, but also for a long family tradition, with five generations of brewers dating back to 1816. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Radeberger Pils — (Saxony)
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Reissdorf Kölsch — Reissdorf Kölsch is very light in color, slightly malty, fairly soft palate, dry finish. The Kölsch is fermented with an ale yeast, but matured at cooler "lagering" temperatures to produce an ale's fruity complexity with a lager's crispness. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Riedenburger — Bavarian-style wheat beers that are fruity and sparkling fresh. Riedenburger Brauhaus has an outstanding expertise in brewing Bavarian-style wheat beers since the 1950s. (Bavaria)
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Rothaus Tannenzaepfle — (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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Schneider Weisse – Wheat Beer — In 1872, wheat beer had declined in popularity and, seeing an opportunity, royal brewer Georg Schneider purchased the brewing rights from the Bavarian King Ludwig II. Over 140 years later, the brewery still uses his same recipe and open fermentation process. (Bavaria)
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Schoefferhofer Grapefruit — Binding Brauerei Frankfurt (Hesse)
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Schultheiss — Brewing beer literally depends on what is in the brew pan. Schultheiss knows tha, and uses only use the best that nature has to offer for its fresh-spicy original. Pure water, the finest spring barley, selected hop varieties and of course our yeast from its own pure breeding. (Berlin)
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Spaten — Spaten is a Munich based brewery that specializes in Bavarian-style beers. The top seller has a soft, white head perched above a flickering light golden brew while an understated sweet grain aroma lifts spicy noble hops up to the nose. Owned by Anheuser Bush Inbev. (Bavaria)
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St. Pauli Girl — St. Pauli Girl beers are premium lagers that have been brewed and bottled by the St. Pauli Brauerei in Bremen, Germany since 1857. Owned by Anheuser Bush Inbev. (Bremen)
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Stiegl — (Austria)
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Tucher — Tucher specializes in producing dopplebock beers. Their signature beer has 7.5% alcohol, and Tucher's Bajuvator is the prime example of what a Doppelbock should be. It pours a dark rich chestnut brown with a thick cream colored head, perfect for an enjoyable drink. (Bavaria)
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Uerige – Altbier — Of all German beers, Uerige Alt has the highest content of bitter constituents. In spite of – or maybe because of – this, their legendary Altbier from Düsseldorf is full-bodied, aromatic, and agreeable. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Warsteiner — In the beginning was a pilsener, the now famous and popular Warsteiner Premium Verum. This pilsener, brewed with top-quality ingredients and the particularly soft water from Warsteiner's own Kaiserquelle, is also available in the non-alcoholic version Warsteiner Premium Fresh. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Weihenstephan — As the oldest brewery in the world they are proud of their various beers: wheat beer, dark and light wheat beer, crystal wheat beer, vitus and korbinian and original helles. (Bavaria)
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Weltenburger Pils — Weltenburger Kloster is a Benedictine monastery that has existed for nearly 1,000 years in Bavaria. It boasts the second oldest known brewery founded in 1050 CE and has been brewing continually since its creation, with the exception of 1803 to 1858 when the monastery was dissolved temporarily. (Bavaria)
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Würzburger — The Würzburg Hofbräu is the only brewery in Würzburg, Germany. It was founded in 1643 by the Franconian Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp von Schönborn and is deeply rooted in the region of Lower Franconia. (Bavaria)
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Zoller-Hof — Great things come to those who wait! The traditional fermentation and a 6-weeks maturing process in ice cold tanks is the big difference between our beers and the industrially produced discount beers who in general mature beer only for 2-4 weeks. (Baden Wuerttemberg)
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