Brewery: Spaten (part of AB InBev)

Origin: Munich, Germany
Style: Lager (Munich Light)
ABV: 5.2%


One of the old German lagers, brewed under their famous ‘Purity Laws’ that has now been subsumed by the multi-national Anheuser Busch InBev giant. It’s not gone the way of Budweiser et al. It’s still drinkable, and still brewed in Bavaria. Nothing special, but nothing awful.

Worth noting for the spade illustration (one for your collection), specifically a malt spade used by pre-industrial brewers. And the almost-illegible Blackletter that is clinging on underneath. Nice to see a relic like this escape the AB InBev brand police

*spaten translate to spade in German. Obvs.

 
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A project by Richard Heap
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