Ur Krostizer - Leipzig, Germany

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Ur Krostizer - Leipzig, Germany

Postby Brandon » Thu May 12, 2016 11:12 am

Ur Krostizer - Leipzig, Germany
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[translated] Ur-Krostitzer is a beer brand from the region Krostitz in Leipzig.
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The hallmark is the portrait of Swedish King Gustav II. Adolf, the 1632 during the Thirty Years' War should be passed by the village Krostitz on the way to Leipzig. According to legend, he was here to bring the domestic brewing Lord a refreshing drink. To thank the king is said to have the presented the brewmaster a golden ring.


The brewing rights dates back to 1534 and was designed by Duke George of Saxony awarded to Hans choice on the manor to Crostitz. 1738 took place the serving and selling bruinbier 1803 also double beer and was Kovent (a prepared tetes from Nachwürze Dünnbier brewed). 1867-1876 were brewery and malt house completely rebuilt, further modernization carried out during the years 1894-1899.

Sales of beer rose steadily and amounted to 1899 90.352 hectoliters ; at the time 200 people were employed at the brewery. In Leipzig based 84 restaurants and 110 beer acts "Crostitzer lager", "dark", "After Bohemian style" and depending on the season, "Bock" or "Märzenbier".

1904 the first time the name Ur-Krostitzer was used.

After nationalization during the communist era the brewery in 1990 part of the Radeberger Gruppe KG Frankfurt / M., Since then there have been numerous new and renovated buildings and modernization projects.

Today the brewery is black beer after a recipe from an old brewery Manual of the brewery and a tangy Pilsner ago.

To mark the 470th anniversary of will since 2004 Ur-Krostitzer Jahresring donated as a prize for committed lay historian, dedicated to the history of the regions of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia deal.

In the brewery are currently 112 employees, produces about 374,000 hectoliters of beer and adds about 2,600 dining places.
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