Paul Higgins and his wife Jen are Americans who have lived in Munich for 20 years. Paul's passion for craft beer and brewing started in the pioneering days of the craft beer movement in America in the early 1990s.
Paul approaches brewing with an engineer's precision, combined with the adventurous nature of an alpinist (his other passion!) to create well-balanced, creative beers bursting with fruity aroma and flavor.
In 2015, they rented a former bakery in the basement of an historic Maxvorstadt building where Paul could test and perfect his craft recipes. Commercial production began in 2018 and "the Keller" proved to be an ideal location for the business, especially for its position in the middle of Munich's traditional brewing district of Maxvorstadt.
We recently celebrated our 5th anniversary of the brewery operation and the 1 year anniversary of our Taproom, located next to the brewery at Karlstr 122!
The Taproom is open Wed & Thurs 17-23, Fri & Sat 15-23. Enjoy our fresh ale from the tap!
Higgins Ale Works specializes in handcrafted, American style craft beer like IPAs, Pale Ales and Cream Ales. We use quality ingredients sourced locally and globally to bring out the best flavors.
Brewing in small batches enables us to be innovative as well as consistent in creating favorites such as Secret Idaho New England Pale Ale.
Find out how Rachel from Arts in Munich, an online magazine dedicated to Munich culture, learned about Higgins Ale Works:
" I first came across Higgins Ale when a friend pulled out a crowler at a party (Disclaimer: pre-corona. Sounds filthy, absolutely isn’t!). I didn’t know what a crowler was, but was intrigued by this oversized beer can from a small, local Munich brewery. "