Hofbräuhaus -- est. 1589
Founded by the Duke of Bavaria, this brewery is now owned by the Bavarian state government.
What do Mozart, Lenin, and Hitler all have in common? They loved the Hofbräuhaus. Also, during the Thirty Years’ War in 1632, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden invaded Bavaria and threatened to burn Munich to the ground… but agreed to nix that plan if the city surrendered some hostages -- and 600,000 barrels of Hofbräuhaus beer.