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The word "beer"(in Polish "piwo") originates from the Proto-Slavic word meaning "a drink" or "a beverage". Over the years its original meaning had narrowed into the genre of drink obtained from malt, hops, yeast and water fermentation.

The basic ingredients used in the process of making beer are:

  • barley
  • hops
  • water
  • yeast
  • other cereals: corn, oats, wheat, millet, sorghum, rice

Since beer consists mostly of water, cereals, yeast and hops it is considered a natural product that is swiftly digested and easily absorbed in human body. Its main ingredient is water that makes approximately 93% of its volume. As breweries use most frequently their own groundwater intakes it is known to display mineral qualities. Barley hulls are full of easily absorbable silicon that is said to force back osteoporosis. Moreover, barley cell walls are a good source of fiber (beta-glucans) that favorably influences our digestive system. Grains and yeast provide group B vitamins (especially niacin- vitamin PP, folacin - vitamin B11, folic acid, pyridoxine - vitamin B6, riboflavin - B2 and pantothenic acid - B5) that stimulate digestion.

A few words about the history of beer in Germany

The first historical mention of beer from Germany, from the year 736 the city Geisenfeld in Bavaria. The first document concerning beer was established in the year 766 in the monastery of St Gallen balls in Geisingen the Danube. This monastery in the Middle Ages played an important role in the production of this drink.

The tradition of beer production continued then other orders include Paulini and Franciscans. The first German beer was produced mainly in Bavaria. Over the years, however, its popularity grew until it became a specialty of all regions in Germany. In the year 1516 the Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV issued in Ingolstadt, beer purity law, which since 1919 with minor modifications is used for the whole of Germany.

It states that the brewing process can be used only four basic components: malted barley, hops, water and yeast.

Did you know that…?

Since 1994, on April 23 to commemorate the adoption of the Bavarian Law in 1516, is celebrated annually by the German brewing industry Day of German Beer. 

Feldschlößchen Brauerei - COSCHUTZER

One of the best manufacturers! You have to know it! Dresden brewing tradition since 1858.

coschutzerThe “Aktienbrauerei zum Feldschlösschen” was founded in Dresden in 1858, and one of the most modern breweries in the former GDR was built in Dresden-Coschütz shortly before reunification.Today, the traditional Feldschlößchen Brauerei is a highperformance, modern brewery producing top quality beers.In 1992, after the fall of the Berlin Wall,Feldschlößchen was sold to the Holsten Group, joining the Carlsberg Group in 2004. The brewery was taken over by two East German businessmen in 2011 to further strengthen and develop the brand. Feldschlößchen is one of the largest breweries in Saxony, and indeed Germany.

Using modern production equipment, experienced brewers carefully monitor adherence to traditional recipes based on the German purity law. Dedication and passion thus combine to create the premium beer that is a COSCHUTZER. A long brewing tradition, flexibility, regional strength, high quality and a diverse product range mean the Feldschlößchen Aktiengesellschaft has become a reliable partner for store chains, specialist beverage stores, and the dining industry.

In Saxony the love of fresh beer brings many people together. Whether it be a cosy beer garden, the hipster scene, a traditional beer cellar or a festive setting – COSCHUTZER appeals to all tastes. In the lovingly restored “Feldschlößchen-Stammhaus”,historic treasures pay tribute to the Feldschlößchen brewery’s roots in Saxony’s only “Brauereimuseum im Turm” (“Tower brewery museum”).Dresden, the home of the Feldschlößchen brewery since 1858, features many exclusive restaurants, such as the “Italienisches Dörfchen”, “Alte Meister” right by the Zwinger, and the “Luisenhof” at the Weißer Hirsch, all of which provides the perfect setting to sit and chat over some fresh draught Feldschlößchen.