A traditional Bavarian brewery

The Oettinger history is rooted in the Bavarian village Oettingen. Here you find the oldest Oettinger brewery.

Since 1731, OeTTINGER Marke Original is brewed with passion and pride according to the German brewing tradition.

We believe in tradition

… and in the “German Purity Law” of 1516

  • Oettinger strictly follows the “Reinheitsgebot”, internationally known as the “German Purity Law” of 1516
  • “German Purity Law” upholds that beer is only made with water, malt, hops and yeast and no chemicals or enzymes are allowed be used
  • “German Purity Law” celebrates its 500th Anniversary in 2016


Oettinger derives its name from a small town named Oettingen, found in the region of Bavaria. The town itself dates back to 1141 when it was first mentioned as belonging to the principality of Oettingen. The exceptional success and the increasing global development of the Oettinger Brewing Group is based on its strong German brewing tradition dating back to 1731 when it was founded.

In 1956, the Kollmar family purchased the widely recognized cooperative brewery of Oettingen and developed it to one of the leading German brewing groups.

The Oettinger Brewing Group is one of the largest brewing groups in Germany in terms of its production volume. The exceptional success of Oettinger derives from a strong family-owned tradition. The Group is deeply rooted in the famous German brewing tradition and has gained exceptional reputation for its cost-effectiveness in producing top-quality products for international markets. In 2012, the entire Group had a production volume in Germany of over 10 million hectolitres (hl).

The Oettinger Brewing Group operates four brewing facilities and two distribution centers in Germany. Customers are directly served from these sites. Each brewery produces the popular “Original Oettinger” brands as well as a variety of regional brands.

Oettinger International was established to coordinate the international activities of the Group as well as to offer to its clients and partners the full range of international services and professional consultancy for new brewery projects. During the last 10 years real exports of the Group have increased to over 3 million hl p.a., gaining ground in more than 100 countries around the globe. Licensing & Know-How partnerships are increasing rapidly in many new emerging markets.

Oettinger Brewery Moenchengladbach

Oettinger Brewery Braunschweig

Oettinger Brewery Gotha

Oettinger Brewery Oettingen

Award and Certificates


At the Oettinger Brewing Group tradition and quality go hand-in-hand. The “Reinheitsgebot”, internationally known as the “German Purity Law” of 1516 is among the standards which the Oettinger Brewing Group still upholds in its current daily operation.

Brewing with first-class raw materials, highly modern brewing methods and continuous internal and external quality audits, the Oettinger Brewing Group assures that its outstanding quality products are certified in accordance with the International Food Standard (IFS) and the Fresenius Institute. Furthermore, leading Oettinger beer products have been awarded the “DLG” Seal. This seal is issued only to companies adhering to the highest standards of the German Agricultural Society.

Moreover, the Oettinger Brewing Group is the first brewery in Germany which is a member of the “Association of Food without Genetic Engineering e.V”.
As of March 2013, all Oettinger beers feature the official logo: “no genetic engineering”.


OeTTINGER Weiss Beer


Sometimes golden, sometimes flavored, the Oettinger wheat beer varieties are always one thing: perfectly refreshing!

Brewing with the added ingredient of wheat and with a lesser concentration of barley is an ancient and unique tradition that originates from southern Germany, specifically from the beautiful region of Bavaria. Wheat beer is of course, the most German of German beers.

Oettinger Weissbier is a top-fermented, unfiltered wheat beer with a naturally cloudy and golden appearance. The “weiss” prefix derives from the German term for wheat.

The original Oettinger Weissbier has an outstanding fruity and sweet flavor of cloves and spices with a hint of banana aroma and a tart edge. All Oettinger wheat beer varieties are refreshing, perfectly carbonated and ideal for thirst quenching in a nice and pleasant atmosphere.

Certainly, all Oettinger wheat beer varieties are brewed in accordance with the high quality requirements of the “German Purity Law” of 1516 and the finest Bavarian brewing tradition to create an extraordinary naturally cloudy wheat beer.