The monastery's largest business enterprise is the Andechs monastery brewery. It is the exclusive property of the Benedictine monks of St. Boniface in Munich and Andechs. Brewed and bottled exclusively in Andechs.
The monastery beers brewed in Andechs are the culmination of centuries old Benedictine brewing tradition and ultra modern brewing technology.
They are the ambassadors of traditional Benedictine hospitality, still practised today, and the monastery’s long history as a place of pilgrimage, without which the brewery would never have come about. Against this backdrop, the Andechs beer specialities provide a “taste” of the successful meld of Benedictine hospitality, Baroque culture, and the Bavarian lifestyle.
In brewing our premium beer, we exclusively use high quality ingredients. In addition, we give our beer specialities plenty of time to develop their aromas.
Over 100,000 hectolitres of beer are brewed each year at the foot of the Holy Mountain. A small number of Andechs beer specialities are on draught in the Bräustüberl and Klostergasthof taverns. Yet Andechs monastery beer is marketed not only throughout Germany, but also in many European countries.