Artisanal Imports Expands U.S. Distribution for Andechs Monastery Beer Line

Bavarian Excellence Comes to Two-Thirds of the U.S. Market with Artisanal Imports’ Strategic Expansion

Austin, TX (February 12, 2024) – Artisanal Imports, a leading importer, marketing and sales organization of specialty beers and ciders in the U.S., today announced the expansion of Andechs Brewery beers across a wider range of states and markets throughout the United States.

Established in 1455 in Germany, Andechs is widely known as one of the last remaining active monastery breweries managed by an active religious order.  Earlier this year, Artisanal Imports forged a strategic partnership to distribute Andechs throughout the west coast, and today’s announcement increases the footprint of Andechs across the country, thanks to Artisanal Imports’ enhanced distribution capabilities and market accessibility.

The comprehensive list of markets where Andechs Brewery will be available via Artisanal Imports includes AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., DE, ID, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, and WY. This strategic distribution plan ensures that enthusiasts across these diverse regions can soon savor the exceptional offerings of Andechs, bringing a touch of Bavarian excellence to beer connoisseurs from coast to coast.

“This is a milestone moment for beer lovers and connoisseurs in these markets,” says Artisanal Imports CEO Bob Leggett. “Andechs brewery is legendary, and to this day remains under the management of Benedictine Monks who have been working, praying and brewing beer since 1455.  We are thrilled to bring this genuine product and a taste of Bavarian excellence into the hands of more consumers throughout the United States to experience for themselves the unparalleled quality and heritage that defines Andechs.”

Are you interested in showcasing the diverse and exceptional offerings from Artisanal Imports in your retail store, bar, or restaurant? Are you interested in signing on with us as a distribution partner? Reach out to us at, and let’s explore the possibilities of bringing the finest in specialty beverages to your establishment.

Indulge in the exquisite Andechs line of beers, now proudly available through Artisanal Imports. Experience the crisp and refreshing Andechser Hell with its 4.8% ABV, or savor the rich and flavorful Andechser Weissbier Dunkel at 5% ABV. For those seeking a brighter palette, the Andechs Weissbier Hell at 5.5% ABV offers a delightful twist, while the robust Andechser Weizenbock boasts a compelling 7% ABV. Finally, indulge in the bold and complex Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, with its 7.1% ABV, a true testament to the mastery of brewing embodied in every sip of the Andechs Monastery beer collection.

Andechs Monastery beers epitomize the centuries-old Bavarian brewing tradition, marrying artisanal craftsmanship with a commitment to quality. Brewed with meticulous care within the hallowed walls of the Andechs Monastery, these beers stand as a testament to the artistry and dedication of the monks. Renowned for their rich flavors, exceptional balance, and a distinctive blend of heritage ingredients, Andechs Monastery beers offer a transcendent drinking experience. From traditional lagers to robust ales, each sip reflects the heritage of Bavaria, inviting enthusiasts to savor the timeless taste of this venerable brewing legacy.

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About Artisanal Imports: Artisanal Imports, Inc. is a leading seller, marketer, and compliance manager of international breweries and cideries.  It was founded in 2001 and is led by industry veteran Bob Leggett who has helped introduced some of the most iconic beers in the world to American audiences. Its current portfolio includes world-class beverages from Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia, the United Kingdom, and Central America.  For more information, please visit us at or on Facebook or Instagram @artisanalbeers.

About Andechs Monastery: Andechs Monastery beers combine the centuries-old Benedictine brewing tradition on the Holy Mountain with the latest brewing technology.