Pfister

Stefan Pfister

Stefan Pfister

Master brewer & beer sommelier

If, like me, you consider brewing to be part of our cultural heritage, and you would like to learn more about our local brewing culture, please don’t hesitate to come and have a chat! As master brewer and beer sommelier I invest a great deal of time and energy into my passion for our liquid gold. The beer that flows from my brewery doesn’t just taste good, it is also organic. But fine things come in small packages – I don’t believe in mass production when it comes to brewing.

If there is one memento that will sum up your visit to Franconia, it will be this: sitting back with a good beer after a busy day. And that’s exactly what our guests enjoy, whether they are Weigelshofen regulars, taking part in a training course or here on holiday. At the end of the day, we all enjoy the opportunity to relax.

Organic country-style beer

Organic country-style beer

Great tasting, easy drinking with a wondrous golden lustre. Our “beer-of-origin” is a typical Franconian strong ale of the purest quality.

Ingredients:
Water, malted barley, hops

Alcohol content: 4.9 %

Packaging:
Available in a handy 6-bottle carry case
or by the crate (20 x 500ml bottles)

Schwarzer Keller organic beer

Schwarzer Keller organic beer

Created to celebrate the brewery’s 150th anniversary in 1998. Just like my forefathers made it, it is a strongly hopped, unfiltered beer with a rich, dark colour.

Ingredients:
Water, malted barley, hops

Alcohol content: 4.9 %

Packaging:
Available in a handy 6-bottle carry case
or by the crate (20 x 500ml bottles)

Organic weissbier

Organic weissbier

Bottled without filtration and fermented exclusively with top-fermenting yeast. The result has an unmistakeable taste with a thirst-quenching freshness.

Ingredients:
Water, malted wheat and barley, hops

Alcohol content: 4.6 %

Packaging:
Available in a handy 6-bottle carry case
or by the crate (20 x 500ml bottles)

Rauschfrei organic alcohol-free country-style beer

Rauschfrei organic alcohol-free country-style beer

100 % brewing culture, (almost) 0% alcohol – this is the Pfister alcohol-free organic country-style beer, newly created in 2019. Unfiltered and brewed to the same standards by hand, it packs the same country-style punch while leaving you with a clear head.

Ingredients:
Water, organic malted barley, organic malted wheat, organic hops, yeast, natural fermentation carbonation

Alcohol content: < 0.5 %

Packaging:
Available in a handy 6-bottle carry case
or by the crate (20 x 500ml bottles)

Rauschfrei organic alcohol-free weissbier

Rauschfrei organic alcohol-free weissbier

Enjoy the unique taste and wheat-beer freshness while keeping a clear head. Created in 2019, the Pfister alcohol-free organic weissbier proves that Franconian brewing traditions can merge perfectly with alcohol-free enjoyment.

Ingredients:
Water, organic malted barley, organic malted wheat, organic hops, yeast, natural fermentation carbonation

Alcohol content: < 0.5 %

Packaging:
Available in a handy 6-bottle carry case
or by the crate (20 x 500ml bottles)

Certified beer enjoyment.

Organic farming is a very particular form of agriculture. Our aim is to operate an eco-friendly, natural business that eschews all genetically modified ingredients and chemical or synthetic fertilisers and that takes a sustainable approach to cultivation. We use hops and malt from organic producers (Bioland) and German farms (certified to DE-ÖKO-006) for our organic country-style beer, Schwarzer Keller organic beer and organic weissbier.

Where can you buy our beer?

Where can you buy our beer?

Our small-batch, traditionally brewed organic beers can be purchased directly from us at our brewery gate. Come and visit us in Weigelshofen and use the opportunity to take a tour of our brewery too (by prior arrangement). I will be delighted to show you around my world of very special beers.

Pfister Weigelshofen · Brau.Gasthof · Land.Quartier, Eggerbachstraße 22, 91330 Eggolsheim

You can also purchase our beers from any of our following distribution partners.

Landbierparadies Nuremberg  Getränke Kistner Forchheim

Pfister seasonal specials 2020

To celebrate the 2020 season we have created some special beers taking inspiration from the traditional beer homelands of Bohemia, Munich, Nuremberg and Bamberg. Try these unique beers, each reflecting the special regional flavours of the areas that inspired them.

Böhmischer Traum

Bottom-fermented beer, OE 14.0%

  • Character: Powerful hops with a lean body and a sustained, punchy, refreshing bitter finish.
  • Bouquet: The smell of freshly cut hay combines with subtle aromas of lime and green apple.
  • Colour: Radiant golden straw.
  • Ingredients:Water, organic malt barley, Saaz aroma hops, bottom-fermenting lager yeast.

Münchner Freiheit

Bottom-fermented beer, OE 14.7%

  • Character: A full-on malty and aromatic body with a finish that hints of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.
  • Bouquet: Aromas of malt and roasting dominate subtle undertones of hops.
  • Colour: Dark brown chestnut.
  • Ingredients: Water, organic malt barley, Hallertau hops, bottom-fermenting Bavarian brewing yeast.

Bamberger Gabelmoo

Bottom-fermented beer, OE 13.8%

  • Character: Strong, malty body with clear smoky notes and a subtle bitterness.
  • Bouquet: Smoky notes of sliced Franconian air-dried beef discreetly accompanied by ripe redcurrant and traditional prune.
  • Colour: Sparkling fiery gold.
  • Ingredients: Water, organic malt barley, organic smoked malt, Hersbruck aroma hops, bottom-fermented Franconian brewing yeast.

Nürnberger Trichter

Bottom-fermented beer, OE 14.4%

  • Character: Very mild and malty-sweet, with a full body that complements the wonderfully subtle bitterness of the smooth beer.
  • Bouquet: Hints of ripe banana and sweet, juicy pears.
  • Colour: Vigorous amber with clear red reflexes.
  • Ingredients: Water, organic malt barley, Spalt aroma hops, bottom-fermenting lager yeast.

Brewery tours

A guided tour around my brewery starts by quenching your thirst for knowledge as I introduce you to the secrets of our brewing culture. Then taste the produce of the Pfister brewery for yourself and maybe stock up on a couple of bottles to take home with you.

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Beer workshops

Several times a year we hold a special “kulinarium” workshop, sharing our expertise about a specific aspect of the craft of brewing with our visitors. I am happy to pass on my knowledge of my craft, taking you on a voyage of discovery through the culture of Franconian brewing.

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Streuobstwiese – our meadow orchard

In autumn 2018 we joined forces with the local village committee and the Weigelshofen fruit and growers’ association to launch the “Fränkische Streuobstwiese” project. Together, we have planted a variety of fruit trees and meadow grasses, including a wild-flower meadow for bees, on a plot of approximately 1500 m² n the edge of the village. As soon as the trees start bearing fruit, villagers will be able to pick the produce for themselves.