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Weihenstephan Beer comes from the Weihenstephan brewery that can trace its roots at the Weihenstephan abbey to 768 thanks to a document from that year that refers to hop gardens in the area paying a title to the monastery.

Weihenstephan Abbey (Kloster Weihenstephan) was a Benedictine monastery in Weihenstephan, now a part of the Freising district in Bavaria, Germany. It is also the world’s oldest brewery.

weihenstephan abbeySaint Korbinian arrived in Freising around 720 and founded the church of Saint Stephen, with a monk’s cell attached to it, but that disappeared before the end of the 8th century. The monastery proper, dedicated at firsts to Saint Vitus and later to Saints Stephen and Micheal, was founed by Bishop Hitto von Freising in approximately 811-835. From then until 1020 it was a monastery of Augustinian canons. From 1021 it was a Benedictine abbey. The abbey was dissolved in 1803 during the secularization of Bavaria and its property was sold off. In 1810 the abbey church was demolished.

A brewery was licensed by the City of Freising in 1040 and that is the founding date claimed by the modern brewery. Since 1923 the brewery has been known as the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephen and is operated in conjunction with the Technical University of Munich  as both a state-of-the-art production facility and a centre for learning. The brewery produces a range of pale lagers and wheat beers including Weihensephaner Weissbier.

Thanks to the European Beverage and Food Supply you can enjoy Weihensephaner in Samui or sell either the draft of bottled product in your bar.

weihenstephaner beerThe EBFS has been operating in the main areas of Thailand, such as Pattaya and Phuket, for ten years and has been on Koh Samui for ten years. The company was started by two German guys who wanted to see more German products find their way into Thailand. The company saw great success, so much so, that they started to find it impossible to give enough attention to the Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao part of the operation, being themselves based on Phuket. In order to offer the same great service on this side of the country, Albin, and his sleeping partner, Manny, took over the Samui side of the business. The company, which miraculously runs like clockwork, with only Albin, his office girl and his driver, has a huge range of imported foods and beverages to choose from. Their lineup includes 120 different wines, schnapps, and English beverages such as WKD, Ciders and Marston’s Pedigree as well as popular German beers such as Flensburger Pilsner, Bitburger, Weihenstephan, Veltins and Kostritzer Black beer.

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