Brauerei Hofstetten was first mentioned in 1449, and has been family owned since 1847. The specialize in brewing beers using very traditional methods, particularly bock beers. The family’s great-great-grandfather, a cattle trade, took over the brewery when its former owner couldn’t pay his debts. It has been in his family since -- over 160 years. In 1998 Peter Krammer inherited the company from his father. He now brews with his team of 9 employees around 5,550 hl of mostly unique interpretations of the classic Bock Bier Style.