The Paulaner brewery was founded in 1634, but its history actually predates. The monks of Munich have been brewing a strong beer called Paulaner Salvator since 1516. They worked hard and were extremely poor but brewed this beer to help them get through the difficulty of Lent. This adhered to the Reinheitsgebot (Bavarian Purity Law) of course, a law that many German brewers voluntarily observe this day.
Funnily enough, the beer became so popular that other brewers from the area complained to the Munich city council, saying it was unfair competition. This official document is dated to February 24, 1634. This has been used by Paulaner to validate their legacy, the first evidence of the brewery is proudly mentioned on all their labels!
Paulaner still remains connected to its history. From the annual Salvator tasting during to the legendary Oktoberfest, Paulaner's beers are world famous. You might not know Hell, Salvator or even Oktoberfest Bier but you will definitely be familiar with the Paulaner flagship, none other than the Weissbier.