Broyhan is the name of a medieval beer style from Hanover. The inventor of the unusual wheat beer and its namesake is Cord Broyhan. Born in Gronauer, he lived in the 16th century and was a brewer. He learned the craft of brewing as a servant from a master brewer in Hamburg and then moved on to Hanover to open his own brewery there. Based on the dark Hamburg wheat beer, he invented a whole new style that was light and mild or not hopped at all. Back then, most grain was kilned over fire, which gave the malt a strong smoky flavor and dark color. Cord used air-dried malt for his beer, which tasted much finer and resulted in a light beer. The resourceful brewer flavored his brew with spices instead of hops.
Das Freie Gutsbrauerei is from the same region as Cord Broyhan and its legendary beer. As a tribute to his creative spirit, the team has developed a modern version that, thanks to two years of research, is amazingly close to the original. The brewery took a recipe handed down from 1516 and transported it into the present with the most painstaking work. Thanks to sophisticated brewing technology, complex fermentation processes and a handful of unconventional ingredients such as galangal, cinnamon sticks and violet root, we can now present you with a Broyhan that probably tastes just like its medieval model.
Brewing water, barley malt, wheat malt, violet root, hops, coriander seeds, galangal root, cinnamon sticks, cloves, yeast