HOME TO GERMANY’S FAVORITE DARK BEER
Mentions of the Köstritzer brewery and its dark beer can be dated back as far as 1543. Known as the ‘Köstritzer Erbschenke’ back then, the brewery has had its home in Bad Köstritz in Thuringia (central Germany) ever since. It is now one of the oldest and most important breweries in Germany. The brewery shares its name with its most famous product: Köstritzer Schwarzbier – a beer that has made a name for itself well beyond the borders of Thuringia and Germany. Köstritzer Schwarzbier is not only the market leader for bottom-fermented dark beer in Germany, it is also exported to over 50 countries.