Thanks to only the best ingredients this dark refreshes like a true lager beer. It has a rich smooth taste and a lingering slightly sweet aftertaste. The delicate aroma and extraordinary coloration result from a careful barley malt roasting process.
Our company only purchases and processes quality hops that meet our strict quality requirements. The special combination of bitter and aroma hops is unique and is a key component of the well balanced, mild-hoppy WARSTEINER Dunkel.
The roasted malt for our beer is manufactured from top-quality brewing barley cultivated from well-known German producing regions and from Champagne, which enjoy optimal climatic and soil conditions.
The dark, amber color of WARSTEINER Dunkel beer is obtained thanks to none other than the finest ingredients and an especially gentle, careful brewing process.
Another top-quality attribute is the original and especially soft brewing water. This is obtained from the Kaiserquelle, among other sources.
Albert Cramer Senior discovered the Kaiserquelle (‘Kaiser’s Spring’) at the edge of the Arnsberg Forest, close to the Waldpark brewery of today. With a water hardness of only one to two degrees, the water is especially suitable for brewing beer and contributes to the beer’s wholesomeness. The Kaiserquelle’s soft water, which still to this day feeds the Warsteiner Brewery’s water tanks, was crucial for the huge success of Warsteiner Pilsener, which was brewed from 1927 following the registration of water rights.
|The Warsteiner Brewery was founded in 1753, and today is one of the largest privately held breweries in Germany. Its flagship is the Warsteiner brand, one of Germany’s leading premium pilsener brands.
But WARSTEINER is equally successful around the globe: The brand is served in more than 60 countries worldwide. The export business is supported by its own sales organizations abroad as well as through cooperation agreements with international partner breweries. In several countries WARSTEINER is produced under license agreements.
The Warsteiner Brewery is family-owned and has its headquarters in the Sauerland region in the German state of Westphalia. Today, the company is managed by the 9th generation of the Cramer family, Catharina Cramer. Its history of unparalleled rise from a mere regional beer to an international premium brand is rooted in the concepts of tradition and innovation-values which still today define the company as well as the brand.
With continuous investments in logistics and technology, the Warsteiner Brewery has succeeded in reducing its consumption of energy, water and resources year after year and lowered its CO2 emissions long-term. A private railway siding with container terminal, a block heating power plant with an output of 2.3 Megawatts and the Warsteiner Brew Academy for Research and Development are testaments to the multiple efforts to increase efficiency while reducing the environmental footprint of the company. In July 2012, the Warsteiner Brewery had its energy management certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001:2011. Together with two other breweries that belong to the Warsteiner Group, these are the first breweries in Germany which received this certificate.
In the visitor center WARSTEINER WORLD, guests of the brewery learn about the entire product portfolio of the company. The visitor center also features a small museum documenting the history of the brewery and the design tradition of the Warsteiner brand. A multimedia theater with a 360° degree rotating stage informs the visitors about the entire beer brewing process from start to finish. Finally, the visitors get a good peak into the production facilities and warehouses of the brewery while traveling on the visitor rail. Each year, about 50,000 visitors take the opportunity to tour the Warsteiner Brewery and learn more about the fascination of this brand.