Brewery

Our Brewery

We brew our "Original Ritterguts Gose" in close collaboration with Brauerei Reichenbrand in Chemnitz. This small, classic family-brewery fulfills all the requirements necessary for the optimization of our very special brewing process-- in particular the availability of open-fermentation, which we consider a primary component in making a proper gose.

The Reichenbrand brewery has been owned by the Bergt family since 1874. "Class instead of mass!" was the motto from the beginning, and this traditional "craft beer" attitude remains firmly in place to this day. Fifth-generation Master Brewer Michael Bergt fashions our "Original Ritterguts Gose" according to the traditional recipe and brewing process.

As gose sales have steadily grown over the past few years - both in the domestic market and especially in the export sector - our main concern is to maintain an excellent and stable quality even while increasing sales volume. This is possible at Reichenbrand, which allocates three large fermented tanks exclusively for Ritterguts. This affords our very unique, sour specialty the right amount of time to properly mature in the cold cellars of the brewery before bottling and kegging - the evidence is in the taste. Goseanna!


Michael Bergt & Tilo Jänichen
Michael Bergt & Tilo Jänichen

Brewhouse
Brewhouse

Michael Bergt brewing
Michael Bergt brewing

The critical view of the master brewer
The critical view of the master brewer

Brewery tour
Brewery tour

Brewing Gose
Brewing Gose

A pan full Gose
A pan full Gose

Open fermentation
Open fermentation

In the storage cellar
In the storage cellar

Ripening tank Gose
Ripening tank Gose

Gose tasting from the tank
Gose tasting from the tank (Photo: Julien Duriez)

Filling of Gose
Filling of Gose

After bottling
After bottling

Complete, Gose for export
Complete, Gose for export

PolyKegs for export
PolyKegs for export