Stadtbrauerei Spalt

The Stadtbrauerei Spalt (Spalt City Brewery in German) is a brewery in the Middle Franconian town of Spalt which was created in the year 1879 through the merger of numerous smaller breweries.[2]

Stadtbrauerei Spalt
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LocationSpalt, Bavaria, (Germany)
Coordinates49°10′28″N 10°55′30″E / 49.17444°N 10.92500°E / 49.17444; 10.92500Coordinates: 49°10′28″N 10°55′30″E / 49.17444°N 10.92500°E / 49.17444; 10.92500
Key peopleBürgermeister Udo Weingart

Since 2006, it is the last municipally owned brewery in Germany. For brewing, the local hop variety "Spalter Aromahopfen" is used,[3][4] which is the town's most important trade good. The history of beer brewing in Spalt can be traced back as far as 1376. The Stadtbrauerei brews in a traditional way without preservatives. The beers are not pasteurised and are kept in cold storage after being filled into bottles.[5] There are 18 different flavours available, brewed after the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.[6] The ripening takes five to ten weeks.

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  1. ^ Grundeintrag Stadtbrauerei Spalt on, accessed am 12 May 2014
  2. ^ Christian Pfaffinger: Brauerei im Besitz von 5100 Bürgern, tz dated 7 September 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2014
  3. ^ Gute Aussichten für die Hopfenernte 2011 im Spalter Land, dated 22 August 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2014
  4. ^ Aromahopfen Malz- und Bier-Lexikon on Retrieved 12 May 2014
  5. ^ Bierland Franken – Tradition im Glas, WiM – Wirtschaft in Mittelfranken, Issue 05/2010, Page 42 (Magazin der IHK Nürnberg)
  6. ^ Handover of membership certification Archived 14 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine on, 3 July 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2014