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 testers, who went on to present this full-bodied beer with the Gold Award.
The beer owes is name to its high wort content of 12 degrees Plato and is thus a full-bodied and tangy alternative within the ‘family’ of wheat beers.
After the Oettinger Brewery had already been awarded DLG Gold this year with its alcohol-free wheat beer, Weissbier 12 now represents a second award-winning wheat beer in the brewery’s range and is sold in environmentally-friendly half-litre reusable glass bottles.
Success with Oettinger’s characteristic passion for beer and Oettinger brewing craftsmanship: l to r Roland Honal (Authorised Officer with Procuration), Frank Eisenblätter (Head of Quality Assurance), Martin Lechner (Master Brewer), Pia Kollmar (Shareholder), Ludwig Metz (Head of Engineering) and Johann Dietrich (Head of Bottling).
Photo: Gabriele Faaß
Producing around 920 million litres, the Oettinger Group is one of Germany’s largest brewing companies. Every year it bottles around 2 billion bottles and cans with beer, beer-mix drinks and soft drinks. The family-owned company, which has been based in the Bavarian town of Oettingen since 1731, now has a workforce of 1,050. Apart from end-to-end quality control, state-of-the-art production facilities at four different sites, two logistics centres and company-wide environmental awareness, the company also endeavours to provide attractive pricing – made possible by efficient direct sales. Oettinger products are sold across the globe. The entire range of beer has also carried the official “GMO-FREE” seal since March 2013 – in the spring of 2015, the “GMO-FREE” and “Non-GMO” seal was also extended to export beers.