The Köstritzer brewery is one of the oldest breweries in the whole of Germany. Since its founding in 1543, Köstritzer has evolved into the most popular black lager beer in Germany today. Abroad, Köstritzer is now more popular than ever before. The specialty beer is enjoyed in more than 50 countries, from the United States, Russia, China and neighbouring European countries to Taiwan, El Salvador and New Zealand.
Köstritzer and quality have always been inextricably linked.
By 1885, it had been confirmed officially: "Köstritzer black lager beer may not only be declared pure and unadulterated, but... it is also a beer that is very beneficial to the human body."
These are the ambitious quality standards that we continue to build on today. Every day at our own brewery laboratory, we monitor the quality of our Köstritzer products to a very sophisticated analytical level.