Outside the Schneider Bräuhaus in Munich, Germany

Outside the Schneider Bräuhaus in Munich, Germany

G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

The G. Schneider & Sohn brewery was founded in 1872 by Georg Schneider I and his son Georg Schneider II. The two acquired the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich, Germany, which was the oldest brewer of wheat beers in the city.

In 1927 the owners, under Georg Schneider IV, expanded their brewing operations into Kelheim and Straubing. After the breweries in Munich were destroyed in 1944 by aerial bombardment by the Allies of World War II, the entire production was relocated to Kelheim.

In occupied Germany, a few weeks after the end of World War II, the Third United States Army granted G. Schneider & Sohn permission to continue production of their wheat beers and deliver them to Munich. However, they added the caveats that they could only produce lower alcohol beer and it could only be sold to military personnel.

To this day, the owners are descendants of Georg Schneider I and the brewery has remained in the Schneider family since its conception in 1872.

Today, the brewery employs around 100 people and distributes its products across Germany and 27 other countries. Their annual output is about 300,000 hectoliters, of which about 25% is sent outside of Germany.

Wheat Beer Line

The brewery’s entire product line consists of top-fermented wheat beers of which Aventinus and Original are also bottle conditioned.

The wheat is sourced from the upper Altmühltal, lower Bavaria, and Upper Palatinate regions. The malting barley is grown in the Kelheim and Riedenburg areas. Hallertau hops are used to give the beers their bittering and aromatic properties.

The core product is TAP 7 Mein Original (formerly named Schneider Weisse Original), which is brewed according to the original recipe from 1872. Georg Schneider VI renamed the Schneider Weisse product range in 2009 so as to draw attention to the fact that the brewery also produces the products TAP 1 to TAP 6.

Aventinus is a strong, dark, wheat Doppelbock introduced in 1907 by Mathilde Schneider and named after Johannes Aventinus, a Bavarian historian. It has an original gravity of 18.5º Plato, and 8.2% ABV.

Tap 6 Mein Aventinus originated in 1907 when Matilde Schneider created Aventinus, the first Weizenbock of Bavarian history. In 2014, Mein Aventinus won gold in the “South German-Style Weizenbock” category at the U.S. Brewers Association’s World Beer Cup and in 2018 the beer won silver in the same category.

Aventinus Eibock is said to have been “invented” by accident, when during a particularly cold winter, a cistern full of Aventinus froze. The water contained in the beer turned into ice; the remaining liquid was in effect of Aventinus concentrate, with more powerful aromas, flavors and alcohol content.

This method of freezing beer to increase strength and richness, has been duplicated by many other breweries since. In 2017, Aventinus Eisbock won gold in the “wheat beers” category at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival.

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Inside one of the many rooms at the Schneider Bräuhaus in Munich, Germany

Inside one of the many rooms at the Schneider Bräuhaus in Munich, Germany

This brewery has multiple locations.

Schneider Bräuhaus München

  • Tal 7
  • Munich, Bavaria 80331
  • Germany
  • +49 89 2901380

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM

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Schneider Weisse (Brauerei)

  • Emil-Ott-Straße
  • Kelheim, Bavaria 93309
  • Germany
  • +49 9441 7050

Taproom Hours The schedule provided is based on the information available from the brewery at the time this page was published and is subject to change. Hours may also vary on holidays or for special events. Refer to the brewery website or check out their social media accounts for the latest information. Submit corrections via the form on this page.

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed

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Beers

A selection of beers from G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Beer NameStyleABVIBUsCal.Rating
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus Review Weizenbock8.216246