How we brew

Dedicated to tradition while keeping an eye on the times: For some this is merely lip service, for us it represents the heart of our company philosophy. As an independent family company, we have now been one of the top brands in the Austrian and international beer scene for 180 years thanks to our experience and passion. Ottakringer Brauwerk is our on-site craft brewery and has played an important part for some years. It has led the way into the future with a considerable amount of innovative strength.

Brewing at its best

In accordance with the purity law, beer has been brewed at Ottakringer for more than 180 years. In 1837, when our brewery was officially opened, there were 44 breweries in and around Vienna. In those days we were a dance floor with a brewery attached, and now it is the other way around: We are a brewery with a dance floor attached.

The clearest spring water has always been used here for brewing. It comes from a 100 meter deep, in-house well. In combination with countless varieties of malt and hops, everything has been carefully selected by the brewmasters. Along with our team of brewers, they have developed the beers of the family-run company for generations, and have given it a distictive character with great attention to detail. 

We brew Europe's best beer

From the AMA seal of quality to top placements in the European Beer Star competition and the Austiran Beer Challenge - we have won many coveted awards in the last few years. 

To the awards

Craft beer at Ottakringer BrauWerk

Ottakringer BrauWerk, our own craft, micro brewery, has been a vital part of our culture since 2014. This is where we focus on creativity by brewing beer styles that are new to Austria. Would you like to find out what craft beer is all about?

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