We were then served Torobayo ale, high fermentation beer with a fruity flavor. Of British origin, popular in Victorian times, its characteristic pale amber color is due to the use of blonde and caramel malt.
Next came the unfiltered, blonde Kunstmann Lager. A rawer beer, direct to your glass from maturation, naturally turbid. Last but not least we tasted the Blonde Kunstmann, a low fermentation beer (at about 10°C) using only blonde malt and fermenting at this low temperature for over a month.
We then made our way to the museum and its collection of ancient brewing machines, jars, labels and pools used in olden days. The history of beer in Valdivia dates back to the XIX century when it was imported. It was in 1851, when Karl Anwandter, a German immigrant founded his brewery. It was active until the 1960 earthquake which completely destroyed it. Years later, Anwandter founded a new factory named Kunstmann which, over the years, has earned well deserved international acclaim.
‘Kunstmann, our beer, is made in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law adopted in 1516 which requires the use of only first quality ingredients and, most importantly, fresh, pristine water,’ we were assured.
The same guide showed us around the area where brew masters combine several types of malt, hop, barley and yeast to make the different varieties. The pure groundwater is as irreplaceable as the original recipes.
For people who enjoy this non-distilled alcoholic beverage Cervecería Kunstmann is a mandatory stop in Valdivia City. Added to the quality and tradition of its beer is the opportunity of a casual, friendly get together at the restaurant with perfect food-beer pairing.
Fábrica de cerveza y cervecería Kunstmann
Ruta T-350 nro. 950 - Camino Niebla - Valdivia
Tel: +56 - 63 - 229 29 69
2 Hours.Tour type
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Useful DataOpening hours
From 11:30am to 12:00amBear in mind
Transfer buses leave the city centre every hour.
If driving, be sure to drink in moderation.