Texas had another stellar showing at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) this year bringing home a total of 16 awards: eight gold, three silver, and five bronze medals. A stand-out this year was the double gold win by Altstadt Brewing Company of Fredricksburg, Texas for their Altstadt Kolsch (German-Style Kolsch) and Altstadt Lager (Munich-style Helles).
Congratulations on bringing home the gold, not once, but twice!
Altstadt’s Lager and Kolsch were recognized with gold medals for brewing excellence at the world’s largest commercial beer competition.
Left image from left to right: Jeff Jones (sales), Jon Vance (Quality Assurance), Carlos Santiago (Brewer), Brandon Pettit (Brewer), Craig Rowan (Head Brewer), Charlie Papazian (Founder of Brewer’s Association and GABF)
Right image, from left to right: Peter McFarlane (Brewer), Carlos Santiago (Brewer), Jeff Jones (sales), Brandon Pettit (Brewer), Jon Vance (Quality Assurance), Craig Rowan (Head Brewer), Charlie Papazian (Founder of Brewer’s Association and GABF)
I’m so excited to be the FIRST to style and publish a shoot at this new amazing Hill Country wedding venue- Altstadt Brewery in Fredericksburg, Texas!
This place is just amazing. It’s a beautiful modern Bavarian space like no other in the Hill Country that fits so perfectly with the historic German tradition of the area. The owners spared no expense on the lavish details. The ornate wood carving on the fireplace, the beautiful windows and archways on the many patios, and all of the beautiful gold details. We actually did this shoot while the venue was still under construction, so we didn’t have the opportunity to get as many wide shots as we would have liked. However, I think these images will be enough of a teaser to entice you to visit in person and see the grandeur and taste the beer! Check out their contact info on my Hill Country wedding vendors page to set up a tour!
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German-style brewery’s tasting room opens outside Fredericksburg
Altstadt Brewery outside of Fredericksburg brings a little bit of Germany to the Hill Country.
Adhering to the German Purity Law of 1516, the brewery puts nothing but hops, barley, yeast, and water into the beer. The new state-of-the-art brewery goes a step further by mimicking the mineral composition of the artesian spring water of Germany. The Texas water is filtered through reverse osmosis, says Craig Rowan, brewmaster. Natural minerals are then put back into the water. The lager uses water similar in composition to that found in Munich, the altbier copies water from Düsseldorf, and the kölsch mirrors Cologne where the style originated.
Altstadt Brewery To Open Summer 2018 Adds Altbier to its Lineup
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (Nov. 8, 2017 ) — Altstadt Brewery, a Central Texas-based maker of authentic traditional German-style beers that are brewed using only four premium ingredients, today announces the availability of Altstadt Altbier. Available now on draft throughout Altstadt’s distribution territory, Altbier (4.8% ABV) is the third beer to join the brand’s lineup during its inaugural year of production.
Altstadt Brewery is an authentic Old World German-style destination brewery dedicated to making the purest, easy-drinking beers guided by the German beer purity laws of 1516. Opening in summer 2018, Altstadt Brewery is located in the historic German settlement town of Fredericksburg, Texas, Altstadt’s beers are brewed using only four premium ingredients – hops, malt, and yeast imported from Germany and artesian spring water. First released in April 2017, Altstadt’s lineup of year-round beers – Altbier, Kölsch and Lager – can be found throughout Central Texas including the Austin, San Antonio, College Station and Waco markets. For more information, visit altstadtbeer.com.