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10 breweries that are still making beer, centuries later

By: Josh Lew on April 24, 2014, 10:53 a.m.

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Stiegl, Austria

An important historic event took place in 1492. It was during this year that the famous Austrian brewery Stiegl produced its first beer. To this day, Stiegl, which is roughly translated as “little step,” remains one of Austria's most popular brands, both domestically and internationally. 

Located in historic Salzburg, the Stiegl Brewery now features one of the world's largest beer museums and a spacious beer garden that serves Austrian food specialties alongside fresh pours of its beers. Salzburg sits on the western border of Austria, not far from the famous German beer making region of Bavaria, so many beer tourists include a stop at Stiegl on their Bavarian brewery itinerary.