The Sünner brewery and distillery was founded in 1830 by Christian Sünner in Cologne and is the oldest existing brewery in the city.
Today, the company is in its sixth generation and is managed by the founder’s great-granddaughter; Ingrid Müller-Sünner together with her daughter Astrid Schmitz-Du Mont.
Kölsch- pronounced “koelsch”- is a beer brewed exclusively by the breweries in Köln (Cologne to the English speaking countries).The beer style has been around for several centuries, but was never called Kölsch until the Sünner brewery labeled it as such in 1906, and hence, claim invention of the style.
The culture of this beer is also unique. People from all economic classes enjoy the beer.Karl Marx remarked that, “this revolution could never take hold in Köln, because the workers drink with their bosses!”
The beer is so anti-class that the breweries all agreed that no Kölsch would be sold with “special”, “extra” or any other add-on.