The Oldest Breweries in the World

The United States has only been around since the 1400s, but beer has been around for a lot longer.  Think about this – Christopher Columbus’s great grand parents weren’t even around for the first brewery that was born.  It’s amazing to think that beer has been around for this long, yet we still had to put up with “WAZZZZUP!!!!” to sell us beer.  Today, we are going to take a look at some of the oldest breweries in the world.  Keep in mind, this isn’t a complete list, and isn’t a doctoral dissertation.
Weihenstephaner – Germany 1040
Weihenstephaner beer

Weihenstephan Abbey Circa 1700

What is known to be the oldest brewery in the world traces back as far as 720 to a monk.  I really wonder what a drunk monk would be like.  Anyways, they were licensed in 1040 in the city of Freising to start brewing.  If the Guinness Book of World Records were around back then, there would have been a huge ceremony in Freising that day.  The brewery produces a wide range of lagers and wheat beers, and I’m sure they are all delicious!

Weihenstephaner – Germany 1040
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