There came a time when the Duke of Bavaria wanted to form a lasting alliance with Baron von Degenberg. Von Degenberg already had money, land, and castles. Through the alliance with the Duke, the Baron earned the monopoly to use wheat for brewing beer.
The year 1548 was historic. Baron von Degenberg was the first person in history to be given permission and the privilege of brewing wheat beer, thereby founding the first brewery of its kind in Bavaria.
The Baron proved to be as smart with his new ventures as he was with land conflicts. He engaged the best and most experienced monks in beer brewing. German purity law already existed at that time and the competition to create the best beer on the market began in earnest.
Respecting the German Purity Law of 1516, the monks created the first Degenberg Wheat Beer, the first Degenberg Pilsner Beer, and the First Degenberg Strong Beer
The success of the von Degenberg beers and their taste were so great that you could find Baron von Degenberg's breweries across the entire Bavarian empire.