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Pia Kollmar ranked among the 100 most influential German businesswomen

In its first edition of 2021,the German business magazine manager magazin included Pia Kollmar, our majority shareholder and Managing Director of OeTTINGER...

The OeTTINGER brewing process

They say: “Only those who know where they’re going will find the way.” So true. Our brewmasters know exactly where...

The German Purity Law of 1516

Adopted on the April 23, 1516, at the State Parliament in Ingolstadt by Wilhelm IV, Duke of Bavaria, the German...

Tradition since 1731

“My family are firm believers in one of life’s most precious commodities: Beer! It is at the heart of our...

Unique full range

Pils, Export, Radler, Weizen or alcohol free. Mate-Cola, Zitronenlimo, ISO Sport, Fassbrause and OeTea – the range of individual tastes...

Domestic raw materials

Top quality and short transportation routes: We rely on regional ingredients. Our hops are sourced from the Hallertau region of...

GMO-free

At our OeTTINGER Brewery, the utmost importance is attached to product quality, the transparency of ingredients and the sustainable use...

Brewery tours

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our brewery tours until further notice. We will hopefully be able to open our...

Regionally across Germany

Oettingen in Bavaria, Gotha in Thuringia, Mönchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia and Braunschweig in Lower Saxony – these are the locations...

Award winning quality

Quality has top priority at OeTTINGER. Our first class raw materials, state- of-the-art brewing technology and seamless internal and external quality controls...

"Beer is the heart of our family"

Read a rare interview with the head of our brewery below. Pia Kollmar spoke to B4B Schwaben on a range of subjects,...

Vocational training as a recipe for success: OeTTINGER welcomes its new apprentices

OeTTINGER Brewery welcomes its new apprentices into the world of work: Since the beginning of September, the business’s headquarters in...

Growth driver in the energy drinks segment: OeTTINGER brings „Bang Energy. B.V.“ to Germany

As the exclusive distribution partner of Bang Energy B.V., OeTTINGER Brewery GmbH is launching the popular US Bang® energy drink...

Fruity, refreshing and alcohol-free: OeTTINGER presents product innovations for the summer

Summer is just around the corner. This year, OeTTINGER Brewery is launching a whole range of new top-class products. This...

World of Wonder: How our beer is made

“No matter where you may come from, everyone will always have their own taste. But there is something for everyone...

OeTTINGER defends position towards the top of the value for money rankings

Handelsblatt has published its rankings of the best value German brands in conjunction with YouGov, the international market research and opinion polling...

Original and regional, as always: OeTTINGER Helles now features orgin label for Bavarian Beer

A new look for an OeTTINGER classic: Our popular Original OeTTINGER Helles, a typically Bavarian beer variant, will now display...

Michael Griess becomes National Sales Director at OeTTINGER Brewery GmbH

Michael Griess (54) is to become the new National Sales Director for the brand business of OeTTINGER Brewery GmbH from...

Greater variety for beer-lovers: OeTTINGER enters into distribution arrangement with Molson Coors

International newcomers to the German beer market: OeTTINGER from Germany has agreed to become the distributor of certain Molson Coors...

“Top Employers in the Donau-Ries District” – OeTTINGER Brewery among the top three

OeTTINGER Brewery has held its top spot amongst the three best employers in the Donau-Ries district, according to the ranking...

"Heroes of the road”: OeTTINGER Brewery's drivers honored with IRU Diploma of Honor

At its headquarters in Oettingen, Bavaria, OeTTINGER Brewery has honored nine lorry drivers for their excellent service to the company...

Chill out with HEMP-TO-GO: Welcome to Hanfkiss Straight 4.7!

The Original OeTTINGER Hanfkiss product family, an innovative range of drinks featuring punchy notes of hemp, has a brand-new addition....

Years filled with passion and dedication: Oettingen celebrates a jubilee milestone

Here at OeTTINGER, as a tradition-conscious family company, the value we place on our staff and on maintaining good relationships...

The Ministry of Agriculture of North Rhine-Westphalia honors Mönchengladbach Brewery with the State Award for Highest Quality

The Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia has honored the Mönchengladbach branch of the OeTTINGER...

HEMP TO-GO: Original OeTTINGER Cannakiss now available in a can

OeTTINGER Brewery is now looking to secure a permanent place in the German retail industry for its new festival drink...

OeTTINGER: Brand new design, traditional brewing craft and always an original

We brew millions of hectoliters of beer, beer mixes and soft drinks every year. We are fast, flexible and innovative....

Pressure tanks are ready for action: OeTTINGER Brewery Mönchengladbach is fit for the future

An investment of EUR 10 million, steel giants several tons in weight and a construction time of 10 months: With...

Welcome to professional life: Apprentices begin their future with OeTTINGER

For young people, the first day of an apprenticeship represents the start of a new chapter in their lives.  On September...

"Top company for digital talents”: Social listening study awards top marks to OeTTINGER Brewery

The Institute for Management and Economic Research and Business Punk magazine have named OeTTINGER Brewery as a “Top company for...

Pleasure with distinction: OeTTINGER Radler naturtrüb wins gold DLG prize

The German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft; DLG) has awarded a gold DLG prize to OeTTINGER Radler naturtrüb, a naturally cloudy...

Malt beer fans love OeTTINGER Malz

The online portal for malt beer fans “malzbiertrinker.de” has rated our very own OeTTINGER Malz as the sixth-best malt beer...

OeTTINGER Pils rated "very good” – ÖKO-TEST praises quality

With a market share of almost 50%, Pils* is Germany’s most popular beer. This somewhat more strongly hopped beer with...

Unconventional, innovative and surprisingly different: Trial launch of OeTTINGER Hanfkiss in June/July

Hemp products such as hemp meal, hemp seeds and cannabis oil have been really popular for some time now –...

We are the consumer favorite 2019!

German consumers have named the OeTTINGER brand “everyday customer favorite” of 2019. This title comes on the back of a...

Not stirred or shaken, but traditionally brewed and always original!

Note: The competition is no longer running! What do 007, Harry Potter and Forrest Gump have in common with our...

OeTTINGER Brewery: All company shares back at family and company HQ in Oettingen

Yesterday, Pia Kollmar purchased the shares held in the brewery by the late Dirk Kollmar. Therefore, all of the company...

Small bottle, great pleasure: OeTTINGER presents Helles in a new bottle

Like many of OeTTINGER’s specialities, Helles also grows with the market: The subtly hopped Vollbier with balanced original wort is...

New name, new design – same great taste: "Hell” becomes "Helles"

A true OeTTINGER classic has been given a makeover. From now on, the best-selling beer, which previously went by the...

Three action-packed days of fun: OeTTINGER Brewery Trainee Event in Gotha

Sharing experiences, making new contacts or perhaps catching up with familiar faces among the circle of trainees again – the...

Gold Quality Award 2019: OeTTINGER Weissbier regains its title

For the fourth time in total, OeTTINGER Weissbier (can 24×0.5l) has won gold – Monde Selection’s Gold Quality Award to...

“I’ve always thought programing was cool!”

What exactly is a help desk? What is the relevance of data protection in terms of employee information? And what...

Award for long-standing product quality: OeTTINGER locations in Braunschweig and Mönchengladbach distinguished by the DLG

The test center for foodstuffs at the German Agricultural Society (DLG) has awarded OeTTINGER Brewery’s production sites in Braunschweig and...

EUR 10 million investment at OeTTINGER Brewery: 16 new pressure tanks for the best beer from Mönchengladbach

From Bürgstadt (Odenwald), across the Main and Rhein to the Port of Neuss and on to Mönchengladbach: Huge stainless steel...

Latest YouGov consumer survey: OeTTINGER a top performer in terms of value for money in Germany

Germans value affordability – and they expect top quality at a reasonable price. OeTTINGER Brewery proves that top quality need...

“Top Employers in the Donau-Ries District” – Oettinger Brewery among the top three

The people of Donau-Ries, a district in Swabian Bavaria, Germany, have had their say: Oettinger Brewery has been voted one...

CONGRATULATIONS ON PASSING THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN’S EXAM!

Honour where honour is due! Managing Director Dr. Andreas W. Boettger and shareholder Pia Kollmar congratulated Sophia Piechatschek on passing...

OeTTINGER BREWERY INVESTS IN THE MÖNCHENGLADBACH SITE AND HONOURS LONG-SERVICE EMPLOYEES

At the OeTTINGER Brauerei GmbH Works Assembly for the Mönchengladbach site, convened last Friday by the Works’ Council, the focus...

OETTINGER LONG-SERVICE EMPLOYEES HONOURED

The annual ceremony to honour the Oettinger Brewery’s long-service employees was held in mid-November. 36 employees were honoured, with an...

ANNIVERSARY: “GOLDENE OCHSE” HAS BEEN SERVING OETTINGER BEER FOR 20 YEARS

Representatives of Oettinger Brauerei GmbH thanked the landlords, the Jung-Bissinger family, for their good cooperation over 20 years in November...

9th BAVARIAN BEER QUEEN VISITS THE OETTINGER BREWERY

Royal audience in Oettingen: Last week the 9th Bavarian Beer Queen, Johanna Seiler from Appetshofen, visited our brewery’s head office.  Her...

DOUBLE DLG GOLD FOR OeTTINGER BEERS

The Mönchengladbach site of OeTTINGER Brauerei GmbH was honoured not once but twice for the exceptional quality of its beers....

BAVARIAN STATE PRIZE FOR TOP GRADE

This year’s graduates were presented with their certificates on 20 July 2018 at the State Vocational Centre in Starnberg. 20-year...

JAKOBI FESTIVAL: FOUR MAGNIFICENT DAYS AND GOOD NEWS FOR OETTINGEN

Four magnificent days in Oettingen: Since last Friday, the home of Oettinger Brauerei GmbH has been in the throes of...

REFRESHING NEWS: OETTINGER LAUNCHES NATURALLY CLOUDY RADLER SHANDY

Summer enjoyment at OETTINGER: the warmer days are set to kick off with the enjoyably invigorating taste of new Radler...

LAUNCH OF JOINT QA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN OETTINGEN

You’ve stopped being good when you’ve stopped being better! This was the slogan for the agenda of the first Oettinger...

LEADING THE WAY: WE ARE A NEW MEMBER OF THE BAVARIAN FAMILY PACT

The Oettinger Brewery has been a member of the Bavarian Family Pact since April 2018. Michael Höhenberger (Ministerial Director of...

"NOTABLES" FROM AROUND THE WORLD HOSTED IN OETTINGEN – BEER CULTURE EXPERIENCED IN THE DANUBE-RIES REGION

“Why wander off to far-flung climes… When the good things are close to home.” Against the background of these words,...

"HAPPINESS MEANS BREWING A BEER THAT PEOPLE LOVE!"

What does happiness mean in the Danube-Ries region? This question was the focus of an image video about the beauty...

OETTINGEN SITE AWARDED DLG AWARD FOR LASTING PRODUCT QUALITY

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) has now presented the “Award for Lasting Product Quality” for the 6th time in Cologne...

POLITICAL VISIT TO OeTTINGER SITE IN GOTHA

Jakob von Weizsäcker (SPD), Member of the European Parliament, together with SPD Member of the Bundestag Carsten Schneider, were both...

"WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS TOGETHER!”

Together back to our former strength and onwards to pastures new! This was the message that went out from the...

OETTINGER BREWERY SETS THE COURSE FOR THE FUTURE, LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCTS AND HONOURS LONG-SERVICE EMPLOYEES

The focus of the Oettinger Brauerei GmbH Works Assembly for the Gotha site, which the Works Council had convened in...

OeTTINGER BREWERY SUPPORTS PEOPLE AND SITES

Regaining lost ground and managing OeTTINGER as one of the most successful German beer brands in the future – the...

MANAGEMENT COMPLETE – PETER BÖCK IS APPOINTED NEW SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

The appointment of Peter Böck as Sales and Marketing Director now completes the Executive Board of the Oettinger Brewery. Alongside...

Andreas Boettger is our new Technical Director

Andreas Boettger is the new Technical Director of Oettinger Brauerei GmbH. The 52-year old has many years of experience in...

Career’s Path Compass in Harburg on 21 October 2017

The 16th Career’s Path Compass was held in Harburg at the end of October. Oettinger Brauerei GmbH was one of...

JOBS WITH A FUTURE AT OETTINGER BRAUEREI GMBH

Four talented young people embark on their professional lives at the Oettinger Brewery in Oettingen Four talented young people embarked...

CHURCH FAIR AND CABARET

Once again this year, Oettinger employees celebrated the Jakobi Church Fair over four days. Apart from the procession, the boat...

Right on the mark: Original Oettinger Weissbier 12 Naturtrüb presented with the DLG award

Naturally cloudy Original Oettinger Weissbier 12, launched in the spring of 2016, has succeeded in winning over the DLG’s quality...

Monde Selection 2017: Two awards presented to Oettinger Brauerei

For the third time in a row, “Monde Selection” presented Oettinger’s Hefeweizen beer (can 24, 0.5l) with the gold medal....

INTO SUMMER WITH A SIX-PACK: OETTINGER ALCOHOL-FREE 0.33 L

Oettinger starts the season with a new beer, just in time for the warmer months: Oettinger Alcohol-free in environmentally-friendly 0.33-litre...

BAVARIA’S INTERIOR MINISTER JOACHIM HERRMANN VISITED THE OETTINGER BREWERY ON 7 APRIL 2017

An illustrious tour with over 60 participants took place to mark the occasion of the 12th CDU-CSU Regional Day in...

OETTINGER BREWERY RELIES ON INNOVATIONS AND THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF ITS BLIND TASTING TOUR

Works Assembly in OETTINGEN with the slogan “100% headquarters. 100% Oettinger.” New products and developments ahead of the market launch...

OETTINGER BREWERY TO HAVE ITS OWN MARQUEE AT THE 2017 OKTOBERFEST

A litre of beer can cost up to €10.70 at the Oktoberfest. It’s not just the state capital Munich that...

OVER 100 ATTENDEES AT ENGINEERING AND SALES MEETINGS

New impetus for the entire Group emanates from pioneering events held recently at the Gotha site. Over 100 attendees attended...

OeTTINGER BREWERY RELIES ON INNOVATIONS AND THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF ITS BLIND TASTING TOUR

OeTTINGER Brauerei GmbH has been through eventful months and faces even more major challenges. The traditional family-owned company provided information...

THE WINNNG TYPE: ORIGINAL OETTINGER WEISSBIER ALKOHOLFREI AWARDED DLG GOLD MEDAL

The percentage of beer drinkers preferring to go alcohol-free is massively growing. Sportsmen and women in particular appreciate alcohol-free wheat...

GOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE OETTINGER BREWERY IN BRAUNSCHWEIG

Some 70 attendees took up the Works Council's invitation to attend the Staff Assembly last Thursday in Braunschweig, a subsidiary...

"OETTINGER PUTS ITSELF TO A BLIND TASTE TEST": WIDE REACH ON FACEBOOK

Some 70% of all testers rated OETTINGER in first or second place / Campaign tour across Germany with the cult VW camper...

GOTHA TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS THE LIFE'S WORK OF DIRK KOLLMAR

A section of the Leinastrasse is ceremoniously renamed the Dirk-Kollmar-Strasse Gotha, 11 September 2016. The Oettinger Brewery was not just...

4 NEW APPRENTICES AT THE OETTINGER BRAUEREI GMBH

Four young people started their apprenticeship at Oettinger Brauerei GmbH on 1 September. Managing Director Michael Mayer together with HR...

SUMMER IN THE CITY 2016 IN OETTINGEN

The team lined up at the start of the Oettingen Run and we even secured a place on the podium:...

OETTINGER BREWERY INVITES PEOPLE TO A NATIONWIDE BLIND TEST

Anyone who likes to drink beer generally has a favourite brand. However, to what extent is taste actually influenced by...

GOLDEN WHEAT: DLG AWARD FOR THE OETTINGER BREWERY

The German Agricultural Society presents DLG Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to food manufacturers. All the award-winning products have to...

OETTINGER BREWERY: NEW OFFICE BUILDING OCCUPIED

The Oettinger company needed more space and, at the same time, wanted to improve safety conditions. The “Reception/Access” and “Logistics/Shipping”...

TOP AWARD-WINNING BEER: FEDERAL AWARD OF HONOUR FOR THE MÖNCHENGLADBACH BREWERY

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) awarded the Federal German Award of Honour to Oettinger Brauerei GmbH in Mönchengladbach for the...

"HISTORICAL" BEER IS WINNING OVER CUSTOMERS

The Historical Market is held in Oettingen from 6 to 8 May. The beer testers rated the naturally cloudy beer,...

OeTTINGER BREWERY: GROWTH AND HIGH INVESTMENT AT THE BRAUNSCHWEIG SITE

Things continue to move forward at Lower Saxony’s largest brewery since the site was acquired by OeTTINGER Brauerei GmbH in...

FULL-BODIED ADDITION TO THE BEER RANGE: OETTINGER WEISSBIER 12

The Oettinger Brewery heads into spring with its new naturally cloudy wheat beer, Weissbier 12, and its popular alcohol-free malt...

OETTINGER MALT IN A 0.33 LITRE GLASS BOTTLE

Alcohol-free malt is very popular with sportsmen and women. From April the product is not just available in 0.5-litre reusable...

NEW GLORIETTA ISO-SPORT PINK GRAPEFRUIT ADDITION TO THE RANGE

he Oettinger Brauerei GmbH continues to expand its wide and varied product range. There is now a new Iso-Sport Pink...

OETTINGER BREWERY WORKS ASSEMBLY: FAMILY-RUN CHARACTER REMAINS INTACT

The company celebrated a double first at the Oettinger Brauerei GmbH Works Assembly, which the Works Council had called last...

AWARD-WINNING BEER TASTE: FIVE DLG MEDALS FOR THE OETTINGER BREWERY'S BEERS

Award-winning beer taste: five DLG medals awarded to Oettinger Brewery beers in the International DLG Quality Test by Experts The...

OETTINGER IN THE SUPERILLU

"From Gotha out into the World" - was the title of "The Boss" interview with Jörg Dierig in the 53...

NEW LICENSE PARTNER – SARAJEVO BREWERY

Bosnian brewery Sarajevska pivara d.d. begins the production of Oettinger Pils under license Sarajevska pivara d.d. (Sarajevo Brewery) is the...

Oettinger brewery trainees pass their final examination

All six trainees and two students at Oettinger Brauerei GmbH have passed their final examination – some with outstanding results...

OETTINGER BREWERY HONOURS LONG-STANDING EMPLOYEES

Once again this year, a dinner was held in the Forstquell Brewery in Fürnheim to honour the long-standing employees at...

SAFE AND EFFICIENT: OETTINGER LOGISTICS

Safe and efficient: Oettinger logistics Truck drivers take effective measures to reduce the incidence of damage Safely from the brewery...

OETTINGER BRAUEREI IN THE Thüringer Allgemeine

"A prize that carries the name of Dirk Kollmar" - an article from the Thüringer Allgemeine dated 25 August 2015....

YOUNG UP-AND-COMING BREWERS

The Oettinger Brewery greeted its eleven new apprentices with a unique welcome. The apprentices were all invited to attend an...

OETTINGER BREWERY INVESTS IN ITS GOTHA SITE

New empties sorting hall inaugurated / Production process further optimised / Brewery very well positioned for the future Gotha, August...

OETTINGER BREWERY IN FOCUS 31/2015

"Beer and nothing else" - is the title of the article in the 31 / 2015 edition of Focus, exploring...

JÖRG FRITZE IS APPOINTED NATIONAL SALES MANAGER AT OETTINGER BRAUEREI GMBH

Personal matters: Jörg Fritze is appointed National Sales Manager at Oettinger Brauerei GmbH Oettingen, 22 July 2015. Since July, authorised...

Oettinger brand beer now 'GMO-free' worldwide

Beers for export have also been carrying the "GMO-free" label since June 2015. "GMO-free" OETTINGER products are successively available from...

FINAL EXAMINATION FOR BREWERS AND MALTSTERS

Oettinger Brauerei GmbH was selected by the Swabian Chamber of Industry and Commerce to hold this year’s final examinations for...

FEDERAL AWARD OF HONOUR FOR THE MÖNCHENGLADBACH BREWERY

HIGHEST GERMAN QUALITY AWARD – AWARD CEREMONY IN BERLIN Berlin, 11.06.2015 (DLG): the Mönchengladbach brewery, the Oettinger brewery’s subsidiary plant...

Monde Selection 2015: Oettinger wheat beer awarded international quality prize

Globally successful: the outstanding quality of Oettinger’s popular wheat beer in cans was presented with the highest “Gold” award in...

Mönchengladbach innovation centre: new membrane filtration system and GMO-free beer

Efficient technologies and the use of GMO-free raw materials in the brewing industry – these were the subjects discussed during...

Long-term quality demonstrated: DLG award for the Oettinger brewery

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) awards its “Prize for Long-standing Product Quality” – Company continuously demonstrates quality in DLG quality...

The first commercial BMF+FLUX membrane filtration system provides for even greater energy efficiency

Oettinger brewery Mönchengladbach has brought a 'world first' on stream 
The first commercial BMF+FLUX membrane filtration system provides for even greater...

Oettinger continues its PR offensive

The company is moving into the next phase of its PR offensive and intensifying its dialogue with consumers by means...

18TH VLB LOGISTICS CONFERENCE IN MÖNCHENGLADBACH: TRENDS IN BEVERAGE LOGISTICS

The 18th VLB Logistics Conference was held this week from Monday to Thursday in Mönchengladbach. Every year, beverage retailers and...

OETTINGER BREWERY IN MÖNCHENGLADBACH AWARDED STATE PRIZE

The Oettinger brewery in Mönchengladbach is celebrating the receipt of yet another award. On 9 March, State Agriculture Minister Johannes...

Portrait: Bernd Zindler, Production Scheduler

We do everything we can to meet the needs of our customers...

Portrait: Jörn Schneider, Bottling

Quality improvement is an ongoing process and, above all, means taking responsibility for your own work...

Portrait: Alexander Schlatterer, Shift Manager

OeTTINGER is really a family business for me...

Portrait: The Krebs family

Every day brings something new...

Portrait: Daniel Löb, Master Loader

I am always walking around or sitting on my forklift – always ready for action...

Portrait: Veronika Dambacher, Brewer

From the province to become Germany´s market leader...

Portrait: Johann Dietrich, Master Brewer

The product development process is never the same and always exciting...

Portrait: Moritz Krech, Master Brewer

Having said that, one of my favourite jobs is the check that I have to do in person: tasting the...

Portrait: Almuth Hebel, Food Technician

All the samples that come from the different sections land on my desk in the morning...

Portrait: Siegfried Hanisch, Production

Together with my team I am responsible for ensuring that our machines produce reliably...

Portrait: Patrick Lindenberg, Master Brewer

My day-to-day job constantly takes me around all the different production sections within the brewery...

Managing Director Michael Mayer celebrates his 60th birthday

Managing Director Michael Mayer celebrated his 60th birthday on 23 February 2015. Oettinger employees felt it was right to organise...