Top 30 German Beers of 2022 | Rare Dirndl
Top 30 German Beers of 2022

Top 30 German Beers of 2022

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 April 2022:

    1. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
      Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
      Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.40%

    2. Kloster Kreuzberg Dunkel
      Kloster Kreuzberg
      Lager - Munich Dunkel | 5.40%

    3. Ayinger Celebrator
      Ayinger Privatbrauerei
      Bock - Doppelbock | 6.70%

    4. Tap 6: Mein Aventinus
      Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
      Bock - Weizenbock | 8.20%

    5. Weihenstephaner Vitus
      Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
      Bock - Weizenbock | 7.70%

    6. Doppelbock Dunkel
      Klosterbrauerei Andechs
      Bock - Doppelbock | 7.10%

    7. Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier (Lentbeer)
      Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
      Lager - Rauchbier | 5.90%

    8. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
      Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
      Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen | 5.30%

    9. Aventinus Eisbock
      Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
      Bock - Eisbock | 12.00%

    10. Mönchsambacher Lager
      Brauerei Zehendner GmbH
      Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier | 5.50%

    11. Weihenstephaner Korbinian
      Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
      Bock - Doppelbock | 7.40%

    12. Ayinger Weizenbock
      Ayinger Privatbrauerei
      Bock - Weizenbock | 7.10%

    13. Ayinger Bräuweisse
      Ayinger Privatbrauerei
      Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.10%

    14. Weissbier Hell
      Klosterbrauerei Andechs
      Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.50%

    15. Lagerbier Hell
      Augustiner-Bräu
      Lager - Helles | 5.20%

    16. Weihenstephaner Helles
      Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
      Lager - Helles | 4.80%

    17. Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock
      Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
      Lager - Rauchbier | 6.60%

    18. Eisbock
      Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
      Bock - Eisbock | 9.20%

    19. Tap 1: Meine Helle Weisse
      Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
      Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 4.90%

    20. 1809
      Professor Fritz Briem
      Sour - Berliner Weisse | 5.00%

    21. Ayinger Urweisse
      Ayinger Privatbrauerei
      Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen | 5.80%

    22. Doppelsticke
      Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
      Altbier | 8.50%

    23. Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock
      Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg
      Bock - Doppelbock | 6.90%

    24. Pils
      Innstadt-Bräu
      Pilsner - German | 5.00%

    25. Weihenstephaner Original Helles
      Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
      Lager - Helles | 5.10%

    26. Tap 5: Meine Hopfenweisse
      Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn
      Bock - Weizenbock | 8.20%

    27. Tucher Bajuvator Doppelboc
      Brauerei Tucher Brau
      Bock - Doppelbock | 7.20%

    28. Hefe Weisse
      Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
      Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen | 5.50%

    29. Füchschen Alt
      Brauerei Im Füchschen
      Altbier | 4.80%

    30. Ayinger Bairisch Pils (Bavarian Pils)
      Ayinger Privatbrauerei
      Pilsner - German | 5.30%

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 cool gift to help you celebrate...we've got our German-American Mystery box Beer edition - CLICK HERE to buy!

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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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika

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