The tradition of communal breweries goes back centuries. In the past, most places had a community brewery that could be used by local residents to brew beer. A trained master brewer was always present to help the layman with the brewing. Both private individuals and innkeepers and operators of restaurants took advantage of this opportunity to cover their beer needs. The rush to the communal brewhouses was correspondingly high. In Höchstadt an der Aisch, the communal brewery was so overloaded that seven local innkeepers decided to take matters into their own hands.
The Höchstadt landlords were fed up with sharing their brewing capacity with private individuals and all sorts of others, so they joined forces and leased the brewhouse of the former Dresel brewery in 1926. They re-equipped the outdated system and started working shortly thereafter. The beer production went so well that a few years later the small brewery was bursting at the seams and they had to look for another location. In 1936 the community bought land and built a brand new brewery. After the Second World War had passed and left no damage, the brewery underwent immediate modernization and renewed expansion. A few buildings and all sorts of technical helpers have been added to this day. Despite the leap into modern times, the brewery in Höchstadt an der Aisch has retained some traditions. This includes, for example, recording the home brew. According to an old custom, the citizens of the city can bring their own keg to the brewery and it will be filled with young, unaged beer. You can then let the brew mature at home in your own cellar according to your taste. Many breweries used to offer this service, but few remain today.
The range of the Höchstadt brewery is a hodgepodge of traditional, Franconian brews. All creations are based on years of brewing experience and tried and tested recipes. The water for the beer comes from the brewery's own well and the hops and malt also come from the region: the brewery gets its green gold from Spalt and the grain for the brewing malt grows on Franconian soil. These exquisite raw materials are made into the finest beer according to the strict specifications of the Bavarian Purity Law. In addition to the quality of its products, the brewery is also committed to social and cultural purposes. The team supports regional festivals, clubs and events and is an active part of life in and around Höchstadt.