Experience the diverse beer culture
With the creation of a ‘Salzburg beer’, as the location of Austria’s largest ‘World of Beer’ and given the large number of breweries located here, Salzburg claims the title of ‘The Austrian Beer Capital’.
With a history spanning over more than 500 years, Stiegl plays a significant part in this beer culture given, among other things, the huge variety of beer it offers. In addition to the approximately twenty Stiegl beer types the Stiegl-Brauwelt’s ‘in-house’ brewery creates some interesting beer varieties such as the ‘Männerschokolade’, the ‘Zölibat’ or the ‘Gmahde Wiesn’.
These Stiegl ‘house beers’ are creative spicy concoctions with a diverse range of ingredients such as juniper berries, coriander, rye or, at Christmas, honey and cinnamon.
Some of these beers are then brewed in the large brew house such as the Stiegl-Paracelsus-Zwickl which was first brewed as a ‘trial’ about ten years ago.
Fancy a Stiegl house beer creation? The Stiegl house beers are available in selected catering establishments, in the Stiegl Brewery Shop, in Stiegl beverage shops (Salzburg and Vienna) and in selected retail food stores such as Meinl am Graben (Vienna) and Merkur Hoher Markt (Vienna) as well as the 0.75 litre limited edition, non-returnable, bottle at the Stiegl online shop (www.braushop.at).
Publican of the Year
The ‘publican of the year’ competition has already become a tradition. This coveted award is presented each year in each province in the Stiegl Brauwelt. In collaboration with the Stiegl brewery, gourmet experts and publishers of the gourmet guide ’Wirtshausführer‘, Klaus Egle and Renate Wagner, choose the annual ‘publican of the year’.
Publicans of the Year 2009
|Zum Pumpe, Klagenfurt|
|Weidinger Stube, Abersee|
|Quell, Reindorfgasse 19|
Publicans of the Year 2010
|Landgasthof Kappel, Holzschlag|
|Gasthof Moser, Villach|
|Landgasthaus Berndl, Krenstetten bei Aschbach|
|Gasthof Drachenwand, Mondsee|
|Restaurant Friesacher, Anif|
|Gasthaus Haberl, Ilz|
|Rankweiler Hof, Rankweil|
|Die Fabrik, 1120 Vienna|
Publicans of the Year 2011
|Gasthof Zum Burgenländer, Riedlingsdorf|
|Nibelungenhof, Gasthof zur Weintraube, Traismauer|
|Gasthaus Freiseder, Linz|
|Landgasthof Rechenwirt, Glasenbach|
|Hotel Post Karlon, Aflenz|
|s´ Pfandl, Reith bei Kitzbühel|
|Zu den Schobers im Gierster Bräu, 1120 Vienna|
Publicans of the Year 2012
|Wia z´Haus, Stegersbach|
|Der Wiesenhof, Abersee|
|Gasthof Hensle, St. Gallen|
|Gasthof Hüs Nr. 8, Lech am Arlberg|
|Figls, 1190 Vienna|
Publicans of the Year 2013
|Gasthof Treiber, Bad Tatzmannsdorf|
|Gasthof Gartenrast, Radenthein|
|Gasthof Pitterle, Kilb|
|Gasthof Beim Dresch, Erl|
|Gasthof Lingg, Feldkirch|
|Stiegl-Ambulanz, 1090 Vienna|
Publicans of the Year 2014
|Der Stadtwirt, Oberwart|
|Bierhaus zum Augustin, Klagenfurt|
|Gasthaus zum Goldenen Schiff, Tulln an der Donau|
|Wirtshaus zur Schießhalle, Linz|
|Gasthaus Adler, Golling|
|Wippl´s Hofbergstubn, Riegersburg|
|Zum Tischlerwirt, Reith bei Kitzbühel|
|Post Lech, Lech am Arlberg|
"Our in-house brewery is an experimental brewery for innovative beers. Here, we can take our time to conduct hands-on experiments and fine-tune recipes."
An independent team of experts from ‘Wo isst Österreich?’ travels through the country taking a close look at how a beer is pulled, what kind of glasses are used, the service and the culinary know-how related to beer as well as the selection of food accompanying the beer.
From the very beginning, the ‘publican of the year’ competition has been supported by Stiegl owner Dr Heinrich Dieter Kiener as Austria’s private brewery has been committed to preserving the beer culture in the country for decades. "We are delighted that the beer culture in Austria’s restaurants makes headway."
"Our partner Stiegl plays a vital part because in the brewery quality and personal support also have top priority," asserts Klaus Egle, one of the editors of ‘Wo isst Österreich?’.