About Krombacher Brauerei
Krombach appears in documents for the first time around 1300, and over the centuries had 100 to 200 inhabitants. Although evidence suggests that there were a number of diverse brewery establishments prior to this. It is referenced, in old accounts, that the charging of so-called “excises” took place.
These were alcohol taxes charged by the authorities at that time for the commercial sale of beer and wine. However, due to the higher transport costs, wine in Krombach was exactly twice as expensive as the beer produced locally.