• There are daily guided tours at the Störtebeker Braumanufaktur brewery, giving visitors a walk round the old brewery with historical brewhouse and cool stores and also a close-up look at the modern production methods., © Störtebeker Braumanufaktur GmbH
    There are daily guided tours at the Störtebeker Braumanufaktur brewery, giving visitors a walk round the old brewery with historical brewhouse and cool stores and also a close-up look at the modern production methods.
  • Cheers – regional beer tastes best on a break – the brewery in the Recknitztal bird park welcomes you, © Störtebeker Braumanufaktur GmbH
    Cheers – regional beer tastes best on a break – the brewery in the Recknitztal bird park welcomes you
  • The old brewery shining in a nocturnal ambience, © Alte Brauerei Stralsund
    The old brewery shining in a nocturnal ambience

Excellent speciality beers

From light to dark, from Pilsner to Bock

To a large extent, the Hanseatic towns owe their wealth to the success of this cool export which has been shipped over the whole Baltic Sea.

No matter how you spend your holiday by the Baltic Sea, sooner or later everybody longs for a nice, cool, refreshing drink. Nothing could be more natural than sampling one of the local beers.

Speciality beers

Probably the largest brewery in the state can be found in Dargun. It has held unrestricted rights to brewing beer since the 11th century. Today, the Dargun brewery produces a wide variety of different beers. The refreshing taste of Stralsund beer went far beyond the state's borders even as far back as the Hanseatic times. And the traditional Störtebeker Braumanufaktur still continues to delight us today with its excellent speciality beers. The natural characteristics of Marlow beer are quite distinctive. Fresh well water is drawn from an 8,000 year old spring  120 metres below ground and used in the production process.

The state's breweries can look back on a centuries-old brewing tradition. A number of breweries, including the Rostock brewery and the Störtebeker Braumanufaktur offer a variety of guided tours showing the various manufacturing processes and also include a beer tasting session.

Something for every taste

Naturally, the beer is brewed according to the German Purity Laws from the year 1516. But beer around here is much more than just a popular thirst quencher. Many of the state's restaurateurs use beer as one of the ingredients in their delicious dishes. Whether braised in a beer stock or refined with black beer, dishes are accorded their own unique aromatic note.