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Brewery of the Year 2024

Schlossbrauerei Maxlrain

Germany's Brewery of the Year 2024

Welcome to Maxlrain. The private Schlossbrauerei, located about 45 km south of Munich in the Bavarian uplands near Bad Aibling, remains a true local brewery—a craft operation with a small, charming, and highly dedicated brewing team that pursues only one goal: to brew the best Bavarian beers.

Since 2008, we have been continuously awarded the Federal Honor Award, including in 2023, and received the honorary title of "Germany's Brewery of the Year" in 2012 and 2016. In 2023, we were awarded the "SLOW BREWER" quality seal. Thus, today we are among the quality leaders of German breweries.

Get to know us, our brewery, and the village of Maxlrain better on these pages.

brauer team

Our range:
16 craft-brewed beer specialties

Sixteen exquisite, craft-brewed beer varieties make up the Maxlrainer assortment: from the classic Helles beer to full-bodied wheat beers, black beer, a Pilsner, and up to seasonal specialties such as our strong beer, draft beers, and alcohol-free beers – each one a top-class barley nectar. This is no coincidence, as we source barley and hops from local contract farmers who provide us with the best quality varieties needed for our brewing process.

Ultimately, what we give our beers above all is time, allowing them to develop their unparalleled aroma during maturation. The Bavarian beer from the Maxlrain Castle Brewery stands for something special and has been able to captivate beer enthusiasts of all ages in recent years. Restaurateurs appreciate our reliable product quality, our creativity, and the support in beer care.

In late 2023, we were admitted to the circle of SLOW BREWER, one of 32 breweries across Europe.

Ende 2023 wurden wir in den Kreis der SLOW BREWER aufgenommen, als eine von 32 Brauereien europaweit.


We are

Pure joy in Maxlrain: On April 24, 2024, we were awarded the Federal Honor Award in Gold by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food, earning us the title of "Germany's Brewery of the Year" for this year. Additionally, our brewmaster was named "Brewmaster of the Year."

This prestigious award, the highest honor for a brewery in Germany, is a true affirmation of our unwavering commitment to quality that we have upheld for many years, especially as a small, private, and medium-sized brewery among more than 1,500 breweries in Germany.

Visit Maxlrain!

Maxlrain has a lot to offer throughout the year: festivals, events, concerts, and, of course, our gastronomy.

Maxlrain hat das ganze Jahr über viel zu bieten: Feste, Events, Konzerte und natürlich unsere Gastronomie.