Greif is known for their many awards won across their wide range of beers. All of their beers are brewed with only raw materials found in the region. This brewery was first founded in Forchheim in 1848 by Josef Greif. A lot has transpired over the years, including the acquisition of the “Ice Cellar” in 1928 and the building of the modern brewery in 1953. And although they now have the most modern equipment, the brewery tradition which started in 1848 has never been lost.
Through these years, the beer has grown a large and dedicated following of customers. And being in a Bavarian city focused on beer, there is a traditional beer festival every year called Annafest. Forget Oktoberfest, this festival is fully outdoors with plentiful amounts of beer being consumed under the trees of the city. The richness in character of each beer should transport you to the festivals of Bavaria and highlight the years of brewing tradition.