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The Hofbrauhaus was founded in 1589 by Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V. It is one of Munich's oldest beer halls. It was originally founded as the brewery to the old Royal Residence.
The beer quickly became popular thanks to the first brewer, Heimeran
Pongratz, and the famous Bavarian Beer Purity Law.
In fact, the beer became so famous that it once saved the city from
annihilation. When King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden invaded Bavaria
during the Thirty Years war in 1632 he threatened to sack and burn the
entire city of Munich. That would not have been good. Thankfully he
agreed to leave the city in peace if the citizens surrendered some hostages,
and 600,000 barrels of Hofbrauhaus beer!
My mother worked at the Hofbrauhaus in the kitchen from 1954-60. I still
have a menu, which I keep framed in my living room.
...Bayerisches Lüngerl mit Knödel = .90 Pfennig