Paul Higgins is an American living in Munich since 2003. His passion for craft beer and brewing started in the pioneering days of the craft beer movement in America in the early 1990s, and he resumed his craft brewing hobby after moving to Germany. Paul approaches brewing with an engineer's precision, combined with the adventurous nature of an alpinist (his other passion!) to create well-balanced beers bursting with fruity aroma and flavor.
The Munich craft beer market advanced slowly but steadily. At the end of 2015, we rented a former bakery in the basement of an historic Maxvorstadt building where Paul could test and perfect his craft recipes, As we moved into commercial production, "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. We opened our brewery office in mid 2020, conveniently located 2 doors down from the brewery.
Higgins Ale Works specializes in American style craft beer – that is, handmade IPAs, Pale Ales and Cream Ales brewed in small batches. Our earliest brews are now our signature ales: Secret Idaho New England Pale Ale (Silver Award winner at London Beer Competition 2021) and Eclipse Black IPA. We will continue to brew these and rotate other IPAs while we introduce new styles and collaboration brews.
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