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How Your Favorite Beer is Made

König Pilsener has been brewed in Duisburg-Beeck in the heartland of Germany since 1858. Long tradition and know-how have made the beer into what it is today: a Pilsener of the highest quality and delectable flavor. Learn here how exactly our Pilsener is made and how it finds its way to you.

Nur der beste Hopfen für dein Feierabendbier.

Specially Selected Ingredients to Ensure Consistent Quality

To establish a consistent level of quality in brewing, and to prevent dangerous experimentation, the Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV issued his German Beer Purity law on 23rd April 1516. This law stipulated that only water, malted barley and hops were allowed to be used as ingredients for beer production.

The Importance of Yeast

It took until the 19th century for the importance of a fourth ingredient, yeast, to be recognized. Yeast plays an essential role during beer fermentation.

Ein Mitarbeiter der König-Brauerei kontrolliert die Flaschen in der Abfüllanlage

Brewing Without Additives

Beer from the König Brewery has always been free from artificial flavors and additives. Even as modern brewing techniques have evolved, the König Brewery always stayed true to the ingredients prescribed by the German Beer Purity law to guarantee the unique and natural taste that comes with it.

Protectors of the German Beer Purity Law

The German Beer Purity law is recognized worldwide as a sign of superior beer quality.

These Are Our Ingredients

Nur die beste Gerste für dein Feierabendbier.

Selected Barley

We only use the golden-yellow grains of the best barley to process the malt. The malting process makes the barley usable so that the starch it contains can be converted into sugar during the subsequent brewing process.

Nur der beste Hopfen für dein Feierabendbier.

Aromatic Hops

The hops guarantee the delicate bitter taste of König Pilsener, and this is why our master brewers searched far and wide for the hops with the finest aroma. They struck it rich in a region of Germany which is one of the most steeped in tradition – Hallertau.

Nur das beste Wasser für dein Feierabendbier.

Pure Water

Mineral-rich water from Hohe Mark, one of North Rhine-Westphalia’s largest nature parks approximately 28 miles away, is another vital ingredient for our König beer. Always subject to strict quality controls, the hops and malt, combined with years of experience and passion, enrich the pure water to become delicious König Pilsener beer.

How the Brewing Process Begins

Der Brauprozess in der König-Brauerei beginnt mit dem Maischen.

The actual brewing process begins with the mashing, when the water and malt are gently heated. Starch is released from the malt and subsequently converted into sugar thanks to the natural enzymes contained in the malt grains. The wort which results from this is added to the hops later on by our master brewers.

Spezielle Brautechnologen überwachen den gesamten Brauprozess in der König-Brauerei.

In order to ensure that our customers can always enjoy König products of the highest quality, special brewing technicians monitor the entire brewing process. This begins with checking the quality of the ingredients, closely supervising all processes and ending only with the bottling of the finished product.

Der Brauprozess in der König-Brauerei beginnt mit dem Maischen.

The actual brewing process begins with the mashing, when the water and malt are gently heated. Starch is released from the malt and subsequently converted into sugar thanks to the natural enzymes contained in the malt grains. The wort which results from this is added to the hops later on by our master brewers.

Spezielle Brautechnologen überwachen den gesamten Brauprozess in der König-Brauerei.

In order to ensure that our customers can always enjoy König products of the highest quality, special brewing technicians monitor the entire brewing process. This begins with checking the quality of the ingredients, closely supervising all processes and ending only with the bottling of the finished product.

    Our Journey to Your Evening

    Abfüllung von Bier in der König Brauerei.

    Approximately 55,000 bottles pass the bottling line, which means 1,320,000 bottles of fresh König products are filled every day.

    Bestückung der Bierkästen mit König Pilsener.

    High-tech machines also assist with the case-filling procedure. This is how we ensure that all fans of König Pilsener can enjoy their favorite beer and why the König brewery consistently invests in the most advanced technology at its production facilities.

    Ein Gabelstapler verlädt Bier in der König-Brauerei.

    After bottling and packaging, the time comes to load our beer onto truck trailers and send it on its way to beer lovers across Germany and the world. Almost 100 trucks leave the König brewery with their royal cargo every day.

    Abfüllung von Bier in der König Brauerei.

    Approximately 55,000 bottles pass the bottling line, which means 1,320,000 bottles of fresh König products are filled every day.

    Bestückung der Bierkästen mit König Pilsener.

    High-tech machines also assist with the case-filling procedure. This is how we ensure that all fans of König Pilsener can enjoy their favorite beer and why the König brewery consistently invests in the most advanced technology at its production facilities.

    Ein Gabelstapler verlädt Bier in der König-Brauerei.

    After bottling and packaging, the time comes to load our beer onto truck trailers and send it on its way to beer lovers across Germany and the world. Almost 100 trucks leave the König brewery with their royal cargo every day.

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