Paul Higgins and his wife Jen are Americans living in Munich for many 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, we 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. We especially love its position in the middle of Munich's traditional brewing district of Maxvorstadt.
Our nanobrewery has capacity for 200L production and room to grow. Get in touch for a brewery tour and live tasting event with your friends or colleagues (up to 8 people).
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 that appeal to both the fans of US craft beer and local German beer.
Brewing in small batches enables us to be innovative as well as consistent in creating favorites such as Secret Idaho New England Pale Ale.
You can find our ales in local craft beer bars, drink shops and restaurants around Munich as well as our brewery office (open Fr 14-19:00, Sa 13-18:00).
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. " READ MORE