Christkindl – Honey beer
A festive indulgence for the true beer connoisseur. This top-fermented speciality is a composition of exquisite special malts, finest aroma hops and local organic honey, lending the Christmassy honey beer its unique taste. Velvety smooth and mingled with the sweet taste of honey, it exudes joyful Christmas spirit.
The brewing of honey beer has a long-standing tradition: a survey of Germanic drinking horns revealed that the Germanic people already used honey to refine their beer, brewed from emmer wheat and barley. Mead, the honey wine, which the gods of the Norse mythology already enjoyed, provided the inspiration for this beer. In the Middle Ages ingenious brewers found out that honey contains natural preserving agents. Thus they took advantage of this property to extend the shelf-life of their beer, which was brewed without hops in those days. Later on, to celebrate winter solstice, the Vikings brewed a ‘Christmas beer’ at the end of December. Whether they could enjoy it in a peaceful and harmonious time remains shrouded in mystery.