Innovative craft brewery
Kehrwieder has been rated the Best Brewer of Hamburg for four years (RATEBEER BEST)
Significantly, Kehrwieder was the first German brewery to brew a non-alcoholic IPA — ü.NN (It was also the first to brew a dry hopped lager, Prototyp).
Every Hamburg citizen knows the legend of the sea travellers, who were greeted by their families with the greeting Kehrwieder. … which means ‘come back’ in English
Like the sailors before him, master craft brewer Olli Wesseloh spent time travelling the Americas before returning home to the old port city of Hamburg.
And he brought back treasures they had found abroad. Alongside new world beers, they revived long forgotten old beers styles.
Furthermore, Olli is always trying to rethink new and old beer styles and put a new twist to them.Olli is the creative mind behind the beer recipes, he has been dealing with beer for over 25 years. Initially during the course to become a Dipl.Ing. for brewing, then in the beverage industry in Germany, then in breweries around the world. In the USA he finally “saw the light”. What the “craft brewers” in the USA conjured up from classic beer styles made a lasting impression on him. At last he knew again why he became a brewer. The time for his own brewery was ripe. In September 2013, Olli won the world beer sommelier championship . At Kehrwieder, he is responsible for recipe development, production and controlling and is our face to the outside world.
Julia accompanied Olli on his journey through the international beer world, worked at various stations as a journalist and photographer and before that she studied politics and economics in Heidelberg. Julia has always loved drinking beer. She shares a passion for beers with a strong character and is responsible for marketing, PR, sales and events at Kehrwieder.
Full brewing process
So, notably we can produce our non-alcoholic IPA ü.NN in exactly the same way as their other beers without any ‘technological tricks’.
It’s a full brewing process, dry-hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic, but only 0.4 ABV
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Over 100 different beers and over 40 international awards – the small, independent family brewery of the world champion sommelier for beer from Hamburg-Sinstorf has already got a lot going since it was founded in 2011.
Every Hamburger knows the legend of the sea travelers who were said goodbye by their families with the Kehrwieder greeting. We too went out into the world, brewed in the Caribbean, in South and finally in North America and finally returned to our home port to help bring the variety of beers back to Hamburg.
We signed the founding declaration in 2011, the following year we moved bag and baggage from Miami back to Hamburg and half a year later we brewed the first prototype.
Kehrwieder is one of the first generation of creative breweries in Germany and is a founding member of the German Creative Brewers Association.
We still brew our beers by hand in our self-built brewhouse in Hamburg Süd. Every malt sack is poured into the mill by hand, every steam valve is opened and closed by hand – nothing is automated here. We have held every single bottle that we fill at least seven times before it makes its way to you.
For this, Kehrwieder has already been awarded seven times as the best brewery in Hamburg and also seven times for the best beer from Hamburg by the users of the RateBeer rating portal. The readers of Falstaff have voted Kehrwieder twice as the most popular small brewery in Hamburg.
The Kehrwieder überNormalNull has already won the European Beer Star twice, the Kehrwieder prototype won the gold medal at the European Beer Star in 2021 and has already won platinum at the Meininger Craft Beer Award in the past and was also recognized as the best hop-aromatic lager. The Kehrwieder Road Runner was also awarded platinum and best non-alcoholic beer (top-fermented) at the Meininger Craft Beer Awards.
Kehrwieder is a training company, environmental partner of the city of Hamburg, obtains 100% of its electricity from Green Planet Energy, Kehrwieder positions itself with its “No beer for Nazis campaign” against any kind of exclusion and racism and supports social and societal commitment.