Strecks Brauhaus

brewery exterior with copper kettles through windows
Ludwig-Jahn-Straße 11

97645 Ostheim v.d.Rhön
Tel: 09777 92 65s

Mellrichstadt Station 9 km/limited bus service/steam train in summer

Opening hours: (It was looking like another brewery closure but it was bought up by Biermacher, hopefully this leads to their restaurant reopening)
Monday to Friday 7:30 to 12:00 & 13:00 to 17:00
Saturday 9:00 to 12:00

Output: 25,000 HL

Founded in 1718 and in the same family since butcher/brewer Peter Streck made beer solely for his own put. The next generation of Strecks followed suit but his grandchild Georg rebuilt the brewery on the Marktstrasse and his son Johann expanded it further into the 19th century. Innovative for their time, they bought their first steam engine in 1884 and with increased production, sold their beer to a much expanded region. With the initial affluence of the 30s, they built a larger brewery at the current location.

the current Streck Bräu

Sadly, the good times ended with WWII and the division of Germany which resulted. Much of their expanded customer base was now drinking their beer behind The Wall, the brewery losing 80% of its sales. Thankfully, the 21st century has been kind due to constant reinvestment in not only their technology but also their people. It celebrated it’s 300th anniversary in 2018, the oldest privately owned brewery in the country. It was also given the federal gold for its beer, making it the best brewery in Germany in 2022. Accordingly, their brewery tap “Zur Krone” is a focal point to the town’s culinary and social scene.

 some of the bottles I brought home

Beers: Strecks Bio Helles, Strecks Bio Zwickl, Strecks 1718, Strecks Burgherrenpils, Strecks Ostheimer Dunkel, Strecks Weizen, Strecks Weizen alcohol free, Strecks Rhöner Landbier (Bio).

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