Sku: AugustinerHell500mlBottlesBrand: Augustiner
Weight: 630 g
20 in stock, immediate despatch
The unique squat 500ml bottle and its unique taste, Augustiner Helles is THE classic Munich beer: clear, golden with a dense white head that is long lasting and lacey.
Refreshing and very easily quaffed. Augustiner Helles is the true connoisseurs light beer. Sweet, crisp and hoppy taste, very smooth on the palate with a light carbonation.
Augustiner Helles is the standard that all others are judged against and Münchners favourite beer. Prost!
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Click & Collect: Pick up from our Elvington (YO41 4EL) depo on Monday and Friday mornings.
DPD: Cans and bottles will be posted on a next day delivery (Best endeavour basis) from £6.99 Shipping is free after £75.
Pallets: For keg, cask and heavier orders, starting from a quarter pallet for £35 can be shipped for next day delivery.
Local Home Delivery: We offer within local 'YO' postcodes home delivery available Each Friday. (Only Post Codes YO1, YO10, YO19, YO23-24, YO31, YO41-42, YO30 5, YO30 6, YO30 7, YO30 8, YO30 9, YO32, LS24, LS23, LS22)
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Our Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG1328. This number adorns the emblem of Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG for a reason: In 1328 the Augustinian monks began brewing beer in their Augustinian monastery near Munich Cathedral. For almost 500 years, the friars brewed their Augustiner beer directly in the monastery - and sold it in the monastery tavern popular with Munich residents. In recognition of the extraordinary quality of the Augustiner beer, the sovereign exempted the monastery brewery from all taxes. The tax exemption is of course a thing of the past. Augustiner beer is no longer brewed by monks in religious robes, but by our experienced master brewers with selected raw materials from the region. And so it happened:
In 1803 the state took over the Augustinian monastery in the course of secularization. The monastery brewery was privatized and moved to nearby Neuhauser Straße in 1817 due to the dilapidation of the monastery. In 1829 the Freising brewer Anton Wagner acquired the company, which has existed as a civil private brewery ever since. His son Josef Wagner had a modern new building built on Landsberger Strasse on what was then the outskirts of the city, to which the brewery moved in 1885. We still brew here today.
In the former brewery on Neuhauser Strasse, too, everything still revolves around Augustiner beer. In 1896, the well-known Munich architect Emanuel von Seidl redesigned the former brewery - today's parent house "Zum Augustiner" - into a restaurant with a beer hall.
Our brewery building on Landsberger Strasse was badly damaged in World War II and was rebuilt according to the old model. Today the facade of the striking elongated brick building is a listed building.
With considerable investments we have expanded the capacity of our brewery again and again and brought the production up to the most modern level. We attach great importance to our draft beer in traditional wooden barrels, which enjoys the special care of our master brewers. We obtain our excellent brewing water from our own well at a depth of 230 meters.
In our historic barn malt house on the brewery premises, we produce malt of exceptional quality. The germinating barley is laid out in large rooms - 40 meters long and ten meters wide - in a thin layer on a special limestone floor and turned every eight hours. Our traditional method of floor malting takes a lot of space and time, but the malt has room to breathe - and you can taste it!
During its changing history, the Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG has seen wars, privatization and many expansions and innovations - while always maintaining its company philosophy: We are concerned with the outstanding quality of our beer, with tradition and our Munich roots. Our inns and beer gardens - including the Augustiner cellar and the deer garden - are places of old Munich sociability and cosiness. Our Augustiner beer has become a part of Munich culture over the past seven centuries. And we are very happy about that.