Top 30 German Beers of 2021 | Rare Dirndl
Top 30 German Beers of 2021

Top 30 German Beers of 2021

April 23rd is National German Beer Day!! That is the day that in 1516 the country’s famous “Reinheitsgebot” or “beer purity law” was enacted.   This law restricts what ingredients can be used to make a German beer. Historically, the restriction on ingredients led to the extinction of many brewing traditions and local beer specialties, such as North German spiced beer and cherry beer. Only a few regional beer varieties, such as Kölner Kölsch, Gosler Gose, and Düsseldorfer Altbier, survived through the implementation of this law. And in late 2015, Bavarian brewers took a vote to amend this law to stay competitive with work beer trends such as Belgian lambics and American craft styles.

I love a good German beer... who doesn't?! While I would love to sit down with all my best girlfriends and taste all the wonderful beers Germany has to offer... neither time, nor budget, nor post-baby alcohol tolerance can make this a reality. So I've taken a lookise at what BeerAdvocate has to say about this.

The following are the top 30 beers according to BeerAdvocate as of March 2021:

  1. Hefeweissbier
    Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.40%
  2. Ayinger Celebrator
    Ayinger Privatbrauerei
    Bock - Doppelbock | 6.70%
  3. Tap 6 Aventinus
    Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
    Bock - Weizenbock | 8.20%
  4. Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel
    Klosterbrauerei Andechs
    Bock - Doppelbock | 7.10%
  5. Vitus
    Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
    Bock - Weizenbock | 7.70%
  6. Tap 9 Aventinus Eisbock
    Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
    Bock - Eisbock | 12.00%
  7. Hefeweissbier Dunkel
    Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
    Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen | 5.30%
  8. Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lentbeer)
    Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
    Lager - Rauchbier | 5.90%
  9. Korbinian
    Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
    Bock - Doppelbock | 7.40%
  10. Ayinger Weizenbock
    Ayinger Privatbrauerei
    Bock - Weizenbock | 7.10%
  11. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
    Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
    Lager - Rauchbier | 6.60%
  12. Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell
    Augustiner-Bräu
    Lager - Helles | 5.20%
  13. Ayinger Bräuweisse
    Ayinger Privatbrauerei
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.10%
  14. Andechser Weissbier Hell
    Klosterbrauerei Andechs
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.50%
  15. Kloster Kreuzberg Dunkel
    Kloster Kreuzberg
    Lager - Munich Dunkel | 5.40%
  16. Tap 1 Helle Weisse
    Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 4.90%
  17. Eisbock
    Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
    Bock - Eisbock | 9.20%
  18. Braupakt
    Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 6.00%
  19. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
    Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
    Lager - Rauchbier | 5.40%
  20. Doppelsticke
    Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
    Altbier | 8.50%
  21. Original Helles
    Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
    Lager - Helles | 5.10%
  22. Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
    Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
    Bock - Doppelbock | 6.90%
  23. Mönchsambacher Lager
    Brauerei Zehendner GmbH
    Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier | 5.50%
  24. Tap 5 Hopfenweisse
    Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
    Bock - Weizenbock | 8.20%
  25. 1809
    Professor Fritz Briem
    Sour - Berliner Weisse | 5.00%
  26. Ayinger Ur-Weisse
    Ayinger Privatbrauerei
    Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen | 5.80%
  27. Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
    Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
    Lager - Rauchbier | 8.00%
  28. Tucher Bajuvator Doppelbock
    Brauerei Tucher Brau
    Bock - Doppelbock | 7.20%
  29. Hefe Weisse
    Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.50%
  30. Tap 4 Festweisse
    Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
    Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 6.20%

Does this list get you excited for National German Beer Day on April 23rd? That is the day that in 1516 the country's famous "Reinheitsgebot" or "beer purity law" was enacted. If you want some Beer Stein Earrings to help you celebrate... CLICK HERE!

What do you think about this list? Is there a beer you think should have made the top 30? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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