The Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu GmbH is a brewery in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, which is owned by the Spaten-Löwenbräu-Gruppe which is part of the Belgian company Anheuser-Busch InBev. The brewery produces the brands Spaten and Franziskaner.
Spaten means "spade" in German, and the symbol of the brand is a malt shovel; Franziskaner means Franciscan, the picture on the label is of a friar. In 1894 the Münchner Hell (German pale beer) was produced by the company for the first time, this product has 5.2% of alcohol by volume. The Pils was the first to be produced in Munich and has 5.0% of alcohol by volume; Oktoberfestbier is produced in spring to be sold in autumn for the Oktoberfest, it has 5.9% of alcohol by volume. The lighter beer is the Diät-Pils, which may also be consumed by diabetics, it has 4.9% of alcohol by volume. Franziskaner Weissbier has 5.0% of alcohol by volume while Doppelbock Optimator has 7.2% of alcohol by volume. The aromas and tastes of these beers are various, just like the breweries in the country, and all people coming to visit this region are offered a great choice of the well known local drinks.
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SPATEN München, www.spatenusa.com
Spaten Oktoberfest, briansbelly.com