Hacker Pschorr is one of the big six Munich breweries and was founded in 1417 by monks before ending up in the hands of the Hacker Family. It wasn’t until 1793 when Joseph Pschorr married into the family that the brewery was put on the map. His two sons would go on to divide the brewery, taking over the two separate Hacker and Pschorr wings, which would prosper under their guidance. However, the Second World War led to the Pschorr brewery being bombed and Hacker then allowed Pschorr to brew at their brewery twice a week until the damage was repaired. Blood proved thicker than water and in 1972 the two breweries joined forces once again. Today the brewery is part of the Paulaner brand but still operates independently.
Hacker Pschorr Hefe Weissbier is made with 60% Wheat malt and 40% Barley malt and is produced using top fermenting yeast before maturing. It is an unfiltered beer to guarantee its quality.The wheat for the beer is actually grown in champagne while the Siegel hops are sourced in the Hallertau region of Munich. Hacker Pschorr Hefe Weissbier is brewed in accordance to the German Purity Law. The yeast stays in the bottle to create a haze, through its golden yellow colour and crowned creamy head. Fruity and citrus notes accompany yeast in the aroma and there is a tangy acidity on the palate. The tongue picks up banana and honey from the malts with the hops balancing with slight bitterness. At 5.5% this is a very easy drinking wheat beer that can be consumed with lighter dishes such as salads or just perfect on its own.