The Landbrauhaus Hofstetten has made a good name for itself in the beer scene with a whole range of unusual beers. The Austrian private brewery attaches great importance to the highest quality raw materials and shows a lot of ingenuity in the development of its creations. Their cornucopia of ideas is complemented by an excellent network of partners in various industries: the brewers' illustrious circle of friends includes beekeepers, organic farmers and coffee roasters. Together with these capable colleagues, the Hofstetten brewery has developed a selection of the finest beers, which you can find here.
The centuries-old history of the brewery begins in 1229. That was when Hofstetten and its rest stop on the Via Regia were first mentioned in documents. Even if we don't know it 100%, the brewery assumes that beer was already brewed at this location at that time. As was usual in the past, the women of the Hofstetten restaurant probably brewed the beer themselves for their customers. The roots of the brewery could actually go back almost 800 years. The year is officially documented in 1449: the brewery in Hofstetten is mentioned in an old record, making it the oldest brewery in Austria. The brewery fell into the hands of the Krammer family almost 400 years later. Kaspar Krammer buys the brewery and lays the foundation for his family's brewing history, which is still at the helm of the brewery today.
Doing justice to the almost 800 years of brewing history and the magnificent treasure trove of brewing experience and expertise is a responsible and challenging task. The Krammer family fulfills their sacred duty with passion and joy. Their enthusiasm for beer and the craft of brewing is reflected in the values of the brewery: In addition to continuing old family traditions, the Krammers care about the quality and taste of their beers. The raw materials are hand-picked and come from the region wherever possible. A handful of farmers grow the raw materials for the good beer under the strict guidelines of controlled organic farming. The farmers also share the desire to experiment: For the Old Camp, for example, the farmers were provided with old grain varieties from the Linz gene bank, which were cultivated with great dedication. Another special feature of the Hofstetten brewery is its brewhouse, where beer has been brewed since 1929. In addition to beautiful copper brewing pans, there are also granite vats in which specialties such as Granitbock are made.
The Kammer family maintains a lively symbiosis of time-honored traditions and modern ideas.