At the head of the Schlossbrauerei Ellingen there has always been a Carl: The traditional name is passed on from father to son and goes back to Field Marshal Carl Philipp Fürst von Wrede. Although he did not brew beer himself, he was the first owner of the Teutonic Order Castle Ellingen of the von Wrede family.
Originally the first Prince Carl came from Heidelberg. When he received Ellingen Castle for his services as a royal fiefdom from King Max I Joseph, Prince Carl Philipp von Wrede moved to Bavaria. In order to honor the forefather of her family for his courage and bravery, every firstborn in the family was named Carl from then on. The brewery in the Teutonic Order Castle in Ellingen has existed since 1690, but the princely von Wrede family only ran the scepter from 1815. Since then, the brewery has been extensively modernized and equipped with the latest technology. Today you can experience the brewing process live on site, enjoy the finest beer and home-made specialties in the brewery rooms, in summer you can have a wonderful rest in the shady beer garden and you can go on a horse-drawn carriage or on the toboggan run. The company is managed in the sixth and seventh generation of the Princely von Wrede family: His Highness Carl Friedrich Fürst von Wrede heads the umbrella brand Fürst Carl together with His Princely Grace Carl Christian Fürst von Wrede and Her Princely Grace Katalin Fürstin von Wrede.
The Schlossbrauerei Ellingen looks back on a centuries-old brewing tradition and combines the wealth of knowledge of many generations of brewers with the latest technology and innovation. In the splendid copper brewery, excellent beers are created by hand. The raw materials are handpicked and come from regional cultivation: hops and barley are grown by Franconian farmers, the brewing water is drawn from the brewery's own well and the yeast is a strain that has been brewed with for generations. The beers in the wide range of Fürst Carl are classic styles with a modern touch and seasonal specialties like the Josefi Bock . The princely family is committed to the region and its Franconian homeland with great dedication. As part of various events, Prince Carl celebrates beer as a cultural asset and the preservation of our ancient, culinary traditions.