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Alpirsbach, Germany

Alpirsbach is a town in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest on the Kinzig river, 13 km south of Freudenstadt. The city is most famous for its monastery that is over 900 years old and dominates the town and also the brewery which has been serving delicious Alpirsbach Beer for centuries.

Alpirsbach Abbey or German Kloster Alpirsbach was a house of the Benedictine Order located at Alpirsbach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It was founded in 1095 by Count Adalbert of Zollern, Alwik of Sulz and Ruodman of Hausen, and settled by monks from Sankt Blasien in the Schwarzwald.

The Vögte (lords protectors) were successively the Counts of Zollern, the Dukes of Teck and the Counts of Württemberg. It was dissolved as a Catholic monastery in 1535 in the course of the Reformation by Duke Ulrich of Württemberg, but the buildings have continued in Protestant use for various purposes until the present day.

Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu has been brewing beer using the clear spring water of the black forest for centuries. The water which they claim to be amongst the softest in the world is untreated and flows directly into the brewery vats from the surrounding nature protected natural springs. The brewery also contributes to protecting the local environment to ensure that the water they use to give their beer its special flavour remains in safe hands for the years to come. With 17 beers of excellent quality, it offers vast diversity of flavour and also makes the Alpirsbach beer so interesting and unique.

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