Starkbierzeit 2018 - Munich's Fifth Season

Starkbierzeit. When the snow melts in Munich, the strongest beer begins flowing. The so-called Starkbierzeit, or strong beer time, is generally a two-week period beginning around "Joseph's Day" on the 19th of March. Local beer halls lay on live brass bands and plenty of schmaltz and glitter. Löwenbräu and Paulaner Kellers are especially famous for their huge galas thrown during the potent beer season. In addition to their own famous "-ator" strong brews (see list below) they dispense with a vengeance, they will also schedule a number of special dances, parties and other events.

Although Paulaner and Löwenbräu are the focal points for this early season beer bust, Forschungs Brauerei in nearby Perlach actually starts the party a week earlier and dispenses its locally famous St. Jakobus bock beer (7.5% alcohol) along with a lot of reverie of its own.

The 2018 Starkbier schedule for Löwenbräu Keller (Tel. 089-524244, Fax 528933, Nymphenburger Strasse 2) is still to be determined.

Paulaner Keller
(Tel. 089-480050, Fax 089-48005438, Hochstrasse 75) is now rebuilt after the major fire that destroyed the beerhall and restaurant a few years ago. They will be hosting their strong beer madness at the Paulaner Keller on the Nockherberg, in mid March 2018 .

More information from Munich Tourist Office.

 


Paulaner Keller is full of revelry and rowdiness and open to all, regardless of age, sex, creed (what's that?) or national origin, as depicted by this 1905 illustration of starkbier craziness.

A list of "-ator" starkbiers (Munich and elsewhere):

Aloisiator - Brauerei Alois Gäßl KG, Pfarrkirchen
Animator - Hacker Paschor Bräu GmbH, München (2004 wieder im Handel)
Apostulator - Eichbaum Brauerei , Mannheim
Aviator - Ärbräu, Flughafen München
Bambergator - Brauerei Fäßla, Bamberg
Bavariator - Müllerbräu GmbH & Co, Pfaffenhofen
Celebrator - Franz Inselkammer KG, Aying
Cervator - Hirschbraueei A. Welzhofer, Günzburg
Coronator - Brauerei Zur Krone, Tettnang
Delicator - Staatliche Hofbräu München (eingestellt)
Equator - Rößlebrauerei Alois Hempfer KG, Laupheim
Fuchsikator - Brauerei Josef Fuchsbüchler, Palling
Hofator - Hofer Bierbrauerei AG Deiningen-Kronenbräu, Hof
Honorator - Ingobräu Ingolstadt GmbH, Ingolstadt
Impulsator - Privatbrauerei M. C. Wieninger GmbH & Co. KG, Teisendorf
Josefator - Brauerei Josef Bachmayer´s Nachf. GmbH & Co., Dorfen
Jubilator - Schloßbrauerei Maxlrain, Tuntenhausen
Kulminator, EKU Actienbrauerei, Kulmbach
Maximator - Augustiner Bräu Wagner KG, München
Multiplikator - Edelweißbrauerei Odelzhausen, Odelzhausen
Optimator - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, München (eingestellt)
Operator - Schloßbrauerei Odelzhausen, Odelzhausen
Palmator - Brauerei Heinrich Prößl, Pettendorf
Pfaffenator - Brauerei K. Stöttner, Mallersdorf
Poculator - Patrizier Bräu, Nürnberg
Rariator - Münzbräu, Günzburg
Rhönator - Rother-Bräu, Roth b. Nbg.
Salvator - Paulaner-Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Spekulator - Weissbräu Jodlbauer GmbH, Rotthalmüster
Speziator - Brauerei S. Riegele, Augsburg
Steinator - Schloßbraueei Stei-Wiskott GmbH, Bad Reichenhall
Suffikator - Bürgerbräu Röhm & Söhne, Bad Reichenhall
Sympathor - Postbräu, Thannhausen
Triumphator - Löwenbräu AG, München
Unimator - Unionsbräu Haidhausen, München

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