The Kiener family during a quality inspection in the grain field.

Private Brewery

Stiegl is Austria’s leading private brewery 

We are a private brewery with centuries of tradition. Sustainability, regionalism, adding local value and, above all, the quality of our beers and services have been our top priorities for around 530 years. However, this quality is only possible because we use nothing but the best locally-sourced ingredients. The values we have been committed to since the brewery was founded have made us the leading private brewery in Austria.

Dr. Heinrich Dieter Kiener and his wife on the carriage.

The brewery’s success is inseparably linked with the name “Kiener”. The Kiener family have owned the brewery for more than 120 years. Dr. Heinrich Dieter Kiener (III) has managed the enterprise’s fortunes since the end of 1990. During this time, Stiegl grew from a small regional brewery to become Austria’s largest and most successful private brewery. As an “independent entrepreneur”, Heinrich Dieter Kiener adopts responsibility by supporting a healthy, regional economic structure with more than 700 secure jobs throughout Austria. Making use of locally-sourced ingredients and treating natural resources with respect is our highest priority. Our sincere appreciation of our esteemed customers, suppliers and employees is at the forefront of everything we do.

“As a private entrepreneur, I can – and want to – take the liberty of doing precisely what I think is right and important, namely to deliver the quality our customers demand and to brew “the beer of the Austrians” with the best local resources.”

— Dr. Heinrich Dieter Kiener, Stiegl Proprietor