Still family owned and operated since 1753, The Warsteiner Brewery is one of Germany’s leading premium pilsener brands. Warsteiner is now served in over 60 countries!
Small Town Brew
In 1753, farmer Antonius Cramer was asked to pay beer tax for the first time as his home brewing volumes surpassed the volume allowed for personal consumption. Little did he know that his actions would kick-start a long-standing brewing tradition in Warstein – a small town located in the middle of the beautiful Arnsberg forest, in the heart of Germany’s Sauerland region.Since that date, the business has gone from strength to strength. In 1803, Caspar Cramer built the original building, the Warsteiner Domschänke – a small brewing pub in the centre of the village. The industrial revolution in the second half of the nineteenth century provided Warstein with some crucial transport links, and when Albert Cramer Sr. became the family’s first brewmaster to hold a diploma, the company’s future as a modern, professional leader in the brewing industry was sealed.