German 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 alcoholic beverages 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.
New On the Shelf
Sources: All About Beer, CMA German Foods
Freigeist Köpernickiade Berliner-Style Weisse
made with barley and spelt malt, with rasberry and woodruff flavors
Freigeist Abraxxxas Apple
a smoked Lichtenhainer (Berliner) Weisse, brewed with apples, barley, wheat malt and German hops
Alphabetical Listing of German beers available in North America:
Aecht Schlenkerla – Rauchbier (Smoked Beer)
From a historical brewery, already mentioned in 1405, located in the town of Bamberg, comes this smoked beer (Rauchbier), Bockbier and other varietes.
Arcobräu – Beer
High quality brewery from Lower Bavaria (South of Munich), already in business since 1567. Offers many types, such as the famous Zwicklbier, Weissbier, Pilsner, Dunkel and more.
Augustiner Bräu – Beer
One of the premier and breweries located in the heart of Munich. In business since 1328 and still family owned. Augustiner Edelstoff and Maximator available in the US.
Ayinger – Beer
A medium-sized German brewery located in Aying, Bavaria, about 25 km from Munich. Available varieties include Celebrator Doppelbock, Jahrhundert Bier, Oktoberfest Fest Bier, Altbairisch Dunkel, Ur-Weisse, and others.
Beck’s – Beer
Beck’s is arguably Germany’s best known export brand, which is now owned by Imbev and partially brewed in St. Louis. Available in alcoholic and non-alcholic versions.
Great Pilsner, also available as non-alcoholic
Clausthaler – Non-alcoholic Beer
Dinkelacker Light, Dark, Oktoberfest, Weissbier
Durst-Malz – Malt Beer (Malzbier) non-alcoholic
Einbecker – Black, Bock Beer, Brauherren Pilsner
EKU – Dark Beer, Pilsner
Franziskaner – Bavarian Helles, Dark Beer
Henninger Gerstel – Non-alcoholic Beer
Hirschbräu – Beer
Hofbräu – Beer
Hofmühl Weissbier – Privatbrauerei Hofmühl
5-4% Alcohol by volume, Beer Magazine Rating: “93 Points (Gold),. Slightly hazy pale amber color, Aromas of bananas, praline, citrus zest and pretzel bread.
Holsten – Non-alcoholic Beer
Julius Echter – Hefeweiss Dunkel
Kaiserdom – Malt Beer (Malzbier) non-alcoholic
König – Pils Beer
Köstritzer – Black Beer
Kropf – Dark and Light Beer
Löwenbräu – Beer and non-alcoholic beer
Maisel – Beer
Helles Beer, Hefe Weizen, Oktoberfest, Oroginal Munich Lager, Pilsner, Salvator Bock, Tomasbräu
Edel-Pils Premium, a flavorful premium pils from Pfungstädter brewery.
Schwarzbier 1831 is a dark, full-bodied beer with strong malt flavor. 5 liter party keg.
Export – A aromatic but mild bottom-fermented beer with more than 12.5% original wort. 5 liter party keg.
Pilsner Urquell – Beer
Hefe Weizen (Organic), Munster Alt (Organic), Ur Pils (Organic)
Dark and Pilsner Beer
Reissdorf Kölsch – Kölsch
Schultheiss – Beer
Octoberfest Beer, Optimator, Premium Lager
St. Michälsberg Kellerbier – Beer
St. Pauli Girl – Beer
Schneider Weisse – Wheat Beer
Most famous Wheat beer (Weissbier) producer from the heart of Munich. Other varieties include dark wheat Doppelbock beer called Aventinus.
Tucher – Beer
Uerige – Altbier
Pilsner, Dark Beer, Non-alcoholic Beer
Weihenstephan – Beer
Weltenburg Pils – Beer
Oktoberfest Beer, Pilsner