The Spessart is a German low mountain range that attracts countless holidaymakers every year with its extensive mixed forests, magnificent castles and picturesque churches. A well-developed network of hiking trails runs through the entire region and leads past vineyards, medieval fortifications, sections of the Limes and idyllic villages. Large parts of the Spessart are designated nature reserves and are home to a wealth of animal and plant species. The Spessart probably got its name from a native bird: It is assumed that the word is made up of the earlier names for woodpecker and forest. The Spechtswald is a place of rest and relaxation, which is not least due to its numerous restaurants and beer gardens. After a hearty hike, you can refresh yourself, for example, in the Spessart brewery in Kreuzwertheim.
Kreuzwertheim is located between Aschaffenburg and Würzburg and used to be a focal point for thirsty and hungry travellers. The Spessart brewery goes back to the Gasthaus zum Goldenen Löwen. This inn was first mentioned in a document in 1741, and brewing had been going on there since 1809. After 21 years of brewing, the mash paddle was given up again. The brewery was only reopened in 1887 under the leadership of Johann Leonhard Lutz. Because some parts of the old brewery were sold, Johann had to improvise: an old wash tub served as a brewing kettle, and a disused press was quickly converted into a cooling ship. The foundation stone for the Spessart brewery was laid. The company received its current name and the green woodpecker logo in the 1970s. The colorful bird reflects a love of home and pride in the region's vibrant flora and fauna. However, these principles are not only found in the heraldic animal: The team also places great emphasis on regionality in production. The water is drawn from local wells, farmers from the immediate vicinity contribute the grain and the hops come from Franconia.
The handpicked raw materials are processed into the finest beer, taking into account the strict rules of the Bavarian Purity Law. As a traditional brewery, Spassart is passionate about craftsmanship: the brewing skills of their ancestors and a treasure trove of tried and tested recipes ensure beer in a class of its own. Maturation in the cool cellar gives the brews the finishing touch. The brewery's range includes classic and seasonal festival beers as well as a range of non-alcoholic refreshments. The creations represent the Spessart and its attractions with thematically appropriate names, rustic design and the typical down-to-earth nature of the region.
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