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"The finest Munich art of brewing since 1634 - Paulaner is Munich tradition”

Great beer attracts attention. In 1634 the home brewing being done by the Paulaner Monks of the Neudeck Monastery captured the attention and taste buds of the beer lovers of Munich. In fact, the beer was so sought after that it also attracted the attention of the commercial brewers of Munich. Fearing competition, they petitioned the mayor to ban the brewing monks from selling their beer.

On February 24, 1634, the mayor rejected their complaint, allowing the monks to continue brewing. This date is now celebrated as the founding date of the Paulaner Brewery - an important day in Munich’s culture, tradition and history.

“Gut, Besser, Paulaner - Good, Better, Paulaner.”

The popularity of Paulaner beer extends far beyond the city limits of Munich. Our great tasting beer, highly skilled brewmasters, and the love for Bavarian tradition has made Paulaner a hit around the world. More than 2 million hectoliters leave our brewery each year - traveling from Munich-Langwied to over 70 countries. 

Today, Paulaner is every bit a part of Munich life as it was in 1634. Every year Paulaner is one of only 6 breweries pouring beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich, and the annual Salvator tasting and Politiker Derblecken, where local politicians are roasted, remains a beloved Munich tradition.