Germany is a country that’s known for its beer but some of the world’s best beer does not come from Germany but rather, its neighbor Austria! Many of Austria’s beers are so great that they are exported to multiple countries.
Austria has a thriving beer brewing industry. In fact, every region has many of its own breweries and the differences between the regions make the beer so diverse and special. For as long as beer has been brewed, it’s been brewed in Austria. In fact, the first brewery opened in 1492. Each province of Austria has its prized beers. The most common style of beer in Austria is Marzen, which is similar to the English lager. In Wien, the best beers are brewed in Nussdorf and the Old Whisky Beer is the favorite, along with Sir Henry’s Stout. Ottakrinker Gold Fassal is also popular. In Steirmark, Gosser, Reininghaus, and Puntigamer are all popular.
There are so many types of beer in Austria because beer drinking is so connected to their culture. It has been for so long that nobody remembers a time where beer was not enjoyed. In Austria, beer is the most popular drink by far. People of all ages have some beer with dinner every night in place of soda or water. Austrians take so much pride in their beer, it makes sense that beer is almost considered a national symbol.