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'''Spaten is one of Munich's six major beer brands. Its beer brewing history dates back to 1397 when a brewer named Hans Welser set up a brewery in central Munich, originally named Welser Prew.'''
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In 1872, Spaten made history by introducing an amber coloured Vienna style beer at Munich's Oktoberfest, named Märzenbier. The [[Märzenbier]] was first sold in the Schottenhamel Festzelt
when the normal beer had ran out of supply and became an instant success. The popular Märzenbier became known as [[Oktoberfestbier]] and eventually changed to the pale golden and slightly stronger Helles (lager) which is still today sold during the Oktoberfest.
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In 1922, Spaten
, [[Franziskaner ]] and [[Löwenbräu]] unified into one company. In 1972, the company issued public stock for the first time. Through mergers and acquisitions that followed, the German brewery eventually became part of the Belgian-Brazilian [http://www.ab-inbev.com Interbrew] giant.
Spaten brands include Spaten Münchner Hell, Spaten Oktoberfestbier and Spaten Pils.
* [[Franziskaner Garten]]
* [[Gasthof Feringasee]]
* [[Sankt Emmeramsmühle]]
* [[Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe]]
The original Spaten brewery in Munich Germany offers pre-arranged tours of its beer making facilities including beer tasting, catering and a documentary film. For bookings, contact Ms Sabine Basmann via +49-(0)89 / 52 00-22 45 or email [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com]. Further information at [http://www.abinbev-regional.de/BRAUEREIBESICHTIGUNG/spaten www.abinbev-regional.de/BRAUEREIBESICHTIGUNG/spaten] (in German language).
Alternatively, a tour can be arranged via the Munich beer tour company ''Sightseeing Biertour München''. Phone +49-(0)89 / 55 07 9000 or email [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com].
Further information at [http://www.beertour-munich.com www.beertour-munich.com].
== Contact information ==
Tel: +49 (0)89 52 00-22 45<br>
== Additional information ==