Dating back to 1397, Spaten is one of Munich's six oldest breweries. Over the next 400 years, the company changed ownership several times until 1807, when Gabriel Sedylmayer took over. The Sedylmayer family ran the brewery until 1867, building it from Munich's smallest to its largest brewer in only 60 years.
Spaten endured a series of mergers from the 1920s to modern times, and in 2004, the Belgian-Brazilian beverage giant InBev purchased the company, making its beers widely available across Europe and North America. Today, the Spaten logo of a malt shovel and the letters "G" and "S" still adorns each bottle of Spaten as an homage to Munich's most famous and successful brewer.
Much of Spaten's popularity comes from Munich's famed Oktoberfest, which invites hundreds of thousands of beer drinkers from around the world to the city each year. In particular, a Vienna-style lager beer has been the choice of Oktoberfest drinkers for nearly a century. You can take home the flavors of this festival with a bottle of Spaten Oktoberfest — still a fan favorite.
Other Spaten selections include the Spaten Premium Lager, Spaten Dunkel or Spaten Dark Beer, and each has its own unique flavor profile. Regardless of which one you love, you're popping open a bit of Munich each time you grab a bottle.