Your private brewery - our history
The roots of today's private brewery Egger lie in the 17th century. In 1675, the suburban brewery of the "Pierpreu" Hans Gwercher in Kufstein was mentioned for the first time. In the 19th century the brewery became the property of the Egger family.
In 1978 the private brewery was rebuilt on the foundation of a century-long tradition according to state-of-the-art technology in Unterradlberg.
Today, as then, we brew our beer strictly according to the purity law of 1516 with the highest quality for your enjoyment.
The Purity Law states:
"... We specifically request and require that, henceforth, no beer served or sold in our cities, market towns or in the countryside shall contain nor include any ingredients other than barley, hops and water. Whosoever should wilfully contravene or fail to comply with the present law shall see his barrels of beer forthwith confiscated by the local authorities as often as it occurs ... "
At Egger, we brew our beer in accordance with the Beer Purity Law of 1516. We only use hops, water and barely malt, as we have always done throughout the years.
Information & Facts
Egger is one of the largest private breweries in Austria and has been in St. Pölten-Unterradlberg since 1978.
Producing the finest quality products, with the best taste, features high on the list of priorities for the Egger team today, just as it did back in 1978. Containers are filled in a 3-shift operation, with up to 12 brews per day (which is around 40 lorry loads per day, 5 days a week). In 2016, the private brewery Egger breached the noise walls of 1 million hectoliters.
50,000 cans and 30,000 bottles are filled per hour. With the new can opener (investment of 6 million euros) opened in February 2017, 36,000 cans per hour can be filled, with a maximum capacity of 850,000 cans per day.
The main part of the total output is sold in Austria, a little more than 1/3 is exported to the countries Hungary, Germany, Slovenia or Italy but also China, Paraguay, South Korea and Russia .
Our products are brewed, quality controlled and regularly inspected in accordance with strict guidelines in order to guarantee the highest in Egger quality.
Quality is given
Deutsche Landwirtschaftliche Gesellschaft – DLG (German Agricultural Society)
Egger beer has been named the best beer for the ninth time in a row (2010-2018) and has been awarded GOLD! The private brewery Egger thus follows the successes of previous years. For instance, we were awarded the "Preis der Besten" (Prize of the best) as the only Austrian brewery in 2001 and 2006. 2017 and 2018 we received the prize for long-term quality.
International Food Standard
IFS is a common standard for all suppliers in the food industry. It is based on the Global Food Safety Initiative established in 2000 by CIES, the food business forum, to improve food safety standards. The aim of the initiative is to establish food safety standards for companies that supply the retail trade. It has compiled benchmarks for food safety standards, making it possible for individual standards to be generally accepted.
The private brewery Egger adheres to the strict guidelines of the International Food Standards and is IFS certified!
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