Eberl-Faber - A Munich
By Walt Vogdes
The little boar, symbol of the Eberl-Bräu brewery of Munich,
striking image in both logo and thumblift on this brewery stein.
1593, this brewery operated in Bierstadt München for almost 330
before being taken over by Paulaner in 1920. Brewery steins are a
collectible in Germany, and there are thousands of different breweries
collect. This stein was produced circa 1900.
In 1860 there were 18
breweries within the city of Munich, producing 802,000 hectoliters per
hl. = 100 liters). In the following 20 years both the number of
their total output doubled. Production doubled again by 1902, but a
the industry reduced the number of firms to 27.
In 1891 Eberl-Faber
produced 32,000 hl. of the "liquid bread," placing it 14th in size
among active breweries. In comparison, the four largest breweries
Lowen-Bräu, Augustiner and Leist-Bräu) produced a total of almost 1.5M
1900 Eberl-Faber production was in excess of 126,000 hl. Despite this
increase, Eberl-Faber's rank among other Munich breweries was almost
as the entire industry expanded at a similar pace. Although they
produced one of
the more attractive brewery steins in Bierstadt München, by any
objective measure Eberl-Faber was a small brewery. Zacherl-Bräu, which
become Paulaner, acquired Eberl-Faber in 1920, as the Munich brewing
underwent continuing consolidation. By 2003 Paulaner, following a
acquisitions, was probably the largest brewery in Munich, producing
hectoliters of suds per year.
Below, the Kellermeister checks on
the status of a huge barrel from Aktienbrauerei zum Eberl-Faber,
1935. Would the carved end of the barrel add to the decoration of your
just imagine having this barrel full of beer in your Keller.
probably never have to buy any more!
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