57 Warstiener

Warsteiner – Unit 2 Assignment

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Beer Style

Warsteiner while selling a variety of beers, primarily sells its flagship beer, the Warsteiner Premium Verum. The Beer is a pale golden pilsner described to be a perfect balance of barley malt, yeast tones, and a mild hoppy bitterness. Warstiener prides itself on its ingredients using only the utmost quality hops, analyzing hundreds of batches of premium quality varieties grown in the hollowed hall the largest Hopfield region worldwide, to match the demands of the beer. The two-row spring barley is grown in celebrated regions of Germany as well as the champagne regions of France. Furthermore, the water Warstiener uses is of outstanding quality characterized by its pureness and unique softness ideal for a pilsner beer.

image(The Arnsburg Forest spring water used for Warstiner)

The Pilsner style of beer originates from the Bohemian city of Pilsen in 1842 introduced by Josef Groll. The beer was made with the intent of shelf life, due to beers at the time having problems with contamination and spoilage. The brewers had started using cool fermenting yeasts in caves to improve not only the shelf life but also the clarity. A barley that was light and only partially malted was chosen, combined with generous portions of Saaz hops added to the mixture. The result was a beer the world had not seen before, it was light and clear and extremely refreshing. There would be many varieties in which the beer came once its popularity spread. There was the German style pilsner which was defined by its golden color and earthy taste. The Czech style pilsner is considered to be fuller and with a high foaminess. The European style pilsner is sweeter and could be produced with other barley malts. And finally, the American style pilsner, brought in the mid-19th century by German immigrants, contains a 25% Corn and or rice grist with a sweet malty flavor reminiscent of the European styles.

Brewing Science and Industrialization

imageThe Industrial revolution affected all industries, improving production and reducing costs for almost all industries. The new advancements in technology also meant higher demand for more product faster then ever before. The beer industry also was greatly affected. With the inventions like the mechanical reaper and steam engine production skyrocketed. As well as being able to preserve the beer with the new technologies of refrigeration, thermometers, and hydrometers. The drastic increase of production also led to better ways to store the beer, new glassware innovations allowed the beer the be stored and caped as well as canned efficiently. Warstiener’s production was also affected by the impact of the industrial revolution. The Warsteiner story truly begins during the revolution with Antonius Cramer’s son, Casper Cramer. Casper was born in 1774 during a rise in popularity for the Warsteiner brand, sadly the brand still produced in small batches leaving many disappointed in its limited availability. Casper saw this as he took the reigns and opted to build a state-of-the-art steam-powered brewing operation.

The operation was able to keep up with the demand and quality of the Warsteiner brand. Casper also had a son, Albert, he was sent to the most renowned brewing academy in the world the Brauerschule in Worms. There he learned the modern brewing techniques earning his brew master’s degree and returning when he was 22. With the modern and technological innovations brought to Warsteiner the company yet again would have to expand in 1976 moving from the center of Waldpark brewery to the outskirts of Warstien setting a benchmark for the German brewing industry. Today there newly remodeled factory can fill and package 5000 bottles per hour.


(Warsteiner Bottling Machine)

The WWI And WWII Era

There is very little personal effect that Warstiener sustained during the wars that cannot also be said about other German beers. Beer was drunk during the war by soldiers along with spirits and wine. Back home the grain was to be rationed affecting the breweries, as they had to stretch their beer creating very light beers in the range of 3-2%. Production slowed down as men were conscripted and the work line halted. The only thing of note that happened to the Warsteiner brand during the war was when the breweries in the Rhine valley were bombed a Warstien brewery was slightly damaged.


  • What Type of Beer is The Warsteiner Premium Verum?
  • Lager
  • Stout
  • Pilsner
  • Ale
  • Who Was the Son of Antonius Cramer?
  • Casper Cramer
  • Albert Cramer
  • Kraig Warstien
  • Lauds Cramer
  • The German Style Pilsner Is defined by?
  • A 25% Corn or Rice Grit
  • A Sweetness
  • A Fuller Beer with A High Foam
  • A Golden Color and Earthy Taste
  • The Water Used for Warsteiner Is from A?
  • Lake
  • Ocean
  • Waterfall
  • Spring


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The oxford companion to beer definition of the Industrial Revolution. Craft Beer & Brewing. (n.d.). From https://beerandbrewing.com/dictionary/csrO7vQlLZ/

Inscription on the Liberty Memorial Tower in Downtown Kansas City, M. (2022, January 19). Beer and WWI. National WWI Museum and Memorial. From https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/wwi/beer#:~:text=Beer%20was%20universal%20in%20WWI,about%20the%20horror%20of%20war.

Warsteiner Group. (n.d.). Warsteiner Premium Beer. Warsteiner International. From https://www.warsteiner.com/our-beer/premium-beer/


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