Spaten-Löwenbräu Group

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Spaten-Löwenbräu GmbH
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Seat Munich , GermanyGermanyGermany 
Branch brewery

Beer output from the Spaten-Franziskaner-Brewery in St.
The Spaten-Franziskaner-Brewery in Munich
Brewery car at the Oktoberfest costume parade 2006, in the background the Wittelsbacher fountain

The Spaten-Löwenbräu GmbH is a joint venture of the traditional breweries Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau GmbH and the Lowenbrau AG , based in Munich . In 2003 the Belgian Interbrew took over the group, which after further name changes in 2004 and 2008 is now called Anheuser-Busch InBev .


In 1997, Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu merged with the neighboring Löwenbräu to form the Spaten-Löwenbräu group. In 2003, the Spaten-Löwenbräu Group was sold to the Belgian Interbrew Group , the brewery properties remained with Gabriel Sedlmayr Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu KGaA , today Sedlmayr Grund und Immobilien KGaA.

In 2004 Interbrew merged with the Brazilian Companhia de Bebidas das Américas ( AmBev ) to form the InBev Group, the new number 1 (in terms of output) on the world market. In 2006 the historic Spaten brewhouse on Marsstraße was shut down due to insufficient occupancy; today it houses a visitor museum. The production of all Spaten and Franziskan beers will be continued by Löwenbräu in the remaining brewhouse on Nymphenburger Straße. In 2017 there was a plan to shut down the production of Löwenbräu in Nymphenburger Straße and relocate it again to Spaten in Marsstraße.


The brewery produces beers of the brands Spatenbräu , Franziskaner and Löwenbräu , and Beck’s for export .


  • Wolfgang Behringer: The Spaten Brewery 1397–1997. The history of a Munich company from the Middle Ages to the present. Piper, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-492-03600-7 .

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics Beer and Breweries, at , accessed on April 6, 2015
  2. ^ History - Sedlmayr Grund und Immobilien AG Munich
  3. In zoom: The six major Munich breweries then and now ( memento from November 16, 2017 in the Internet Archive ), on from March 15, 2016
  4. Süddeutsche Zeitung : Löwenbräu is to leave its historic headquarters - and move to a spade , August 10, 2017