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Paulaner/Hacker-Pschorr is the largest of the Munich breweries. Although marketed as two separate brands, both are owned by the same company and all the beers are brewed on the same site in Au-Haidhausen. During Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr also pretend to be two separate breweries, as indeed they were until Brauerei zum Pschorr and Hacker-Brauerei merged in 1972.


The brewery is owned by Brau Holding International AG, a joint venture between the Munich-based Schörghuber company group (50.1%) and the Dutch brewery Heineken N.V. (49.9%).

Some 16 different Paulaner beers are brewed, most of them forms of Weißbier (wheat beer) or Helles (pale beer). The most revered beer is the Salvator Doppelbock, a dark, feisty beer that weights in at 7.5% and which is drunk predominately during the Starkbier season over Lent.

The brewery's tap is on the traditional site of the beer garden, on the hill of Nockherberg. This is also the venue of the famous Starkbierfest.

Eleven beers are brewed under the Hacker-Pschorr label, including (unusually for Munich) an unfiltered beer known as Kellerbier. All bottled beers now come in the "plop-top" Bügelflasche. The Hacker-Pschorr tap is the Altes Hackerhaus, close to [1].

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