Every success story requires taking a first step. Fortunately, Alois Rupprechter did, and that’s how he invented the Achensee beer.
It all started over ten years ago. Alois Rupprechter, owner of the Hotel Karlwirt, took some time out with his family. They went to Upper Austria and as they were driving through a small village, Alois noticed an inn with brewing kettles on its facade. Curious, they stopped by and were told that the beer is home-brewed. Doubtful at first, Alois ordered a beer, and after he took the first sip, he was delighted.
From the first brew to Tirol’s most popular mini-brewery
In December 2010, Alois and his brother-in-law barricaded themselves into the brewery for four days. The release of their first beer in January 2011 marked a significant moment. The brew, a wheat beer, tasted great, and the brewers were overjoyed. Today, the brewery produces a range of brews under the brand “Achenseebier”. The beers are served at the Langlaufstüberl and at the Hotel Karlwirt. “Meanwhile, the brewery is running to full capacity. Increasing production would require expanding the facilities, but that doesn’t make any sense. We want to keep the brewery small and focus on quality rather than quantity”, says Rupprechter. In 2019, Achenseebier was even named Tirol’s most popular mini-brewery by Falstaff. Guided tours and beer tastings, also with accompanying cheeses, are available on request.
Variety of beers according to the German purity law
Today, the brewery produces a range of brews, among them “Achensee Hell” (a pale lager beer), a variety of seasonal beers, and light and dark wheat beer. With wheat and barley malt from Bamberg and spring water from the Karwendel, brewer Alois Rupprechter produces a naturally cloudy wheat bear according to the German purity law. The top-fermented beer with its fruity taste will have your taste buds tingling.
Type: Wheat beer
Aimed at: Wheat beer enthusiasts, groups of friends, traditional beer drinkers
Taste: Spicy, yeasty, fruity with a touch of banana flavour
Alcohol: 4,8 % vol.
Original wort: 11,8°
Available where: Hotel Karlwirt and at the brewery in the „Langlaufstüberl“ in Pertisau
Other beer types available: Achensee Hell and seasonal stouts