Schneider Weisse

Schneider Weisse Brewery was founded in 1872 by Gerog Schneider the I and his sons Georg Schneider II after they aquired the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich (which is the oldest wheat beer brewery in the city). In 1927 the owners, under Georg Schneider IV, expanded their brewing operations into Kelheim and Straubing. After the breweries in Munich were destroyed in 1944 by aerial bombardment by the Allies of World War II the entire production was relocated to Kelheim. In occupied Germany, a few weeks after the end of World War II the Third United States Army granted G. Schneider & Sohn permission to continue production of their wheat beers and deliver them to Munich. However, they added the caveats that they could only produce lower alcohol beer and it could only be sold to military personnel. To this day, the owners are descendants of Georg Schneider I.