DB launches German wheat beer

Kiwis with a taste for specialty beer will be doubly cheerful in September. That’s when DB launches Germany’s Erdinger wheat beer in New Zealand – just in time for Oktoberfest.

The Erdinger Brewery produces only wheat beers and all of it is brewed only in Erding which is close to Munich in the heart of Bavaria.

DB is launching Erdinger in September and is promising it will initially be available on tap from 40 outlets.

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6 thoughts on “DB launches German wheat beer”

  1. The old Stanmore Bay Cottage restaurant in Stanmore Bay Whangaparaoa has in the last year become a German restaurant/beer haus, offering 4 or so styles of Erdinger beer – The weiss, the crystal clear, the dark wiess and one more. Not the bock unfortunately.The beers aren’t bad but not particularly flavoursome or memorable. Unsurprising they are being picked up by a mainstream company, on tasting they appear to be very mainstream offerings.

  2. Hey, at least a major company is bringing in a beer that has live yeast in the keg and follows the reinheitsgebot! If that’s not a step in the right direction, I’m not sure what is.

  3. I wonder how it must feel to be a young brewer with DB? At least Lion have some decent things going on with Mac’s and Speight’s.

  4. Could you say the same thing about DB in regards to Montieths though stu? They’re still doing seasonals, sponsoring the wild food challenge etc.Grieg, have you tried an Erdinger? curious as to your thoughts. I agree, its got to be a step in the right direction, I didn’t mean my post to sound so negative. There just didn’t seem to be much <>craft<> in their beers, or at least they weren’t to my taste. Maybe they were old and hadn’t travelled well. But I won’t let that stop me giving them another crack.

  5. I’ve only tried the Erdinger weiss, and it was a while ago. I don’t remember too much about it – certainly it wasn’t a standout. I’d try it again though, and will give it another go.

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