Beer was created through experiments thousands of years ago and through experiments it is constantly evolving. The Häffner brewery, or more precisely its master brewer Thomas Wachno, is considered something like the inventor and pioneer of the craft beer movement. But let's start from the beginning - regardless of the fact that the craft beer movement was already in full swing in the USA, Wachno discovered it by chance in Germany and began to bring his "invention" onto the market piece by piece. Cold hops (hop stoppers) were long unknown in this country, and Wachno himself only came to this brewing principle through a series of happy coincidences. Specially grown hops and a lot of experimentation ultimately led to Hopfenstopfer becoming something like the company's own craft beer department at the Häffner brewery. Bad Rappenau has known since 2010 that this type of beer can be used to achieve commercial success. However, according to Wachno, exports abroad will remain taboo for the time being.