The Ettal Abbey – Feel the good all around

Welcome to Ettal – idyllic home of the Benediktiner Weissbräu GmbH and first Benedictine beer brewery. The home of Benediktiner beer is in the idyllic town of Ettal, in Bavaria. In the fresh mountain air, 877 metres above sea level, the Benedictine monks have lived, worked and prayed at the Ettal Abbey for more than 600 years. They make time to take in all the good that’s around them, and have the utmost care and respect in all of their actions. Their values don’t just determine the lifestyle of the Benedictine monks: they also influence their style of brewing.


The wheat beers originally produced by the Benedictine family based at the Ettal Abbey are connected to this tradition. The beers are brewed in partnership between Bitburger Brewery Group and Benediktiner Weissbräu GmbH. Benediktiner’s premium beers are brewed following original Benedictine recipes using special brewing yeast from the village of Ettal. The beer is brewed under licence from Benediktiner Weissbräu GmbH in the town of Lich.


The brewing process is carefully overseen by the master brewers and monks, who taste the beer from their monastery chalices to check the quality of the beer. Utilising the best ingredients and centuries of brewing experience create a very special beer for everyone to enjoy. Benediktiner beer is now exported to more than 50 countries.