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10 breweries that are still making beer, centuries later

By: Josh Lew on April 24, 2014, 10:53 a.m.
Weltenburg Abbey Brewery, Germany

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Weltenburg Abbey Brewery, Germany

By most accounts, the Weltenburg Abbey Brewery began operations only 10 years after Weihenstephan (though both places have laid claim to the title of “world's oldest brewery”). The abbey occupies a beautiful location on the banks of the Danube River. 

Visitors can take tours of the brewing facilities and also enjoy Weltenburg's best brews in the onsite beer garden. The abbey's other specialty, Bavarian cheese, is also on offer. Weltenburg is famous for its dunkel-style brew, which has taken home gold medals from several prestigious beer festivals.