The Ettal monastery brewery was founded in 1609 and can look back on more than 400 years of continuous brewing history. It is one of the oldest businesses in our department. It is certainly undeniable that the monasteries have made ??a significant contribution to the cultural development of the West. In addition to the outstanding achievements in the field of humanities, they have also taken in many ways influential in the development of crafts and trades. The development of the western monasteries brewing beer is not hard to imagine. For the monastic breweries mark the transition from home brewing to industrial brewing craftsmanship. First, the beer was produced in the monasteries for a wider circle of people, on the other hand, they gave off the originally only for the personal use of the monastic community of beer produced later on in their monastery and pilgrim houses, taverns strangers.