Paulaner is a German brewery, established in the early 17th century in Munich by the Minim friars of the Neudeck ob der Au cloister. The mendicant order and the brewery are named after Francis of Paola, the founder of the order.
Paulaner ranks number 8 among Germany’s best selling breweries.
The name of the Paulaner brewery refers to the order of friars that resided in Neuhauser Straße in Munich who were part of the order of Saint Francis of Paola. The monks had brewed beer for their own use since 1634. The beer that was permitted to be sold on holidays was a Bock style which gained local fame.
Weissbier (German: “white beer”, usually spelled Weißbier), also known as Weizenbier (“wheat beer”), is a Bavarian specialty beer in which a significant proportion of malted barley is replaced with malted wheat: a wheat beer. By German law, Weissbiers brewed in Germany must be top-fermented. Specialized strains of yeast are used which produce overtones of banana and clove as by-products of fermentation.
Weissbier is so called because it was at the time of its inception paler in color than Munich brown beer. It is well-known throughout Germany, though better known as Weizen (literally, “wheat”) outside Bavaria.
The Paulaner range on offer is:
Paulaner Original Munchner (330ml)