Glunz Imports Introduces Brauerei Hirt Hirter herbstCULT

LINCOLNWOOD, IL. — Glunz Imports, a division of Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., Chicagoland’s premier craft and specialty beer distributor and importer of select international brews, introduces the Hirter herbstCULT. Brewed by Brauerei Hirt of Micheldorf, Austria, the Hirter herbstCULT is a well-rounded märzen style beer with a mild first taste and pleasant effervescence. Complete with a compact, fine-poured white head, the beer tastes of a freshly baked loaf of bread. At 5.4% ABV, the seasonal specialty becomes available in late August on draft at Chicagoland bars and restaurants, with nationwide rollout following soon thereafter.

HerbstCULT is the fourth Hirter beer to be introduced to America by Glunz, following the Hirter Herbal Radler, Hiter Privat Pils, and Hirter Morchl, all currently available in Chicago through Glunz Imports. “Fall is the peak beer season in Chicago and around the world,” says President Jerry Glunz. “Our goal is to continue to introduce new and delicious beers to the Chicago market and beyond, and keep beer fans on their toes with specialty seasonals like the herbstCULT.”

HerbstCULT is also GMO-free, nonpasteurized, and contains no artificial sugars. Best enjoyed with wild game, goose, and carpaccio of beef and dark roasted meat, the beer is made with Hallertauer Select and Mühlviertler Perle hops, giving it a discreet bitterness and naturally cloudy composition.

About Brauerei Hirt

With more than 730 years of brewing tradition, Brauerei Hirt is one of the oldest breweries in Austria. It originally opened as a tavern that served the knights and merchants who traveled along the ancient Vienna-Venice route. The continued success of the brewery is built on a number of fundamental factors: crystal-clear Alpine spring water, the highest grade of ingredients, a double filtration method, quality controls, and the fact that the beer is still brewed with the same classic Bohemian recipes. As are all Brauerei Hirt products, Hirter utilizes the slow brewing standard for crafting herbstCULT, waiting over 40 days for the beer to develop its natural characteristics. For more information, visit

About Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.

Founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I in Chicago, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. (7100 N. Capitol Drive, Lincolnwood, IL 60712; 847.676.9500) is among the oldest beer distributors in the United States, proudly offering Chicagoland the most comprehensive selection of craft, specialty, and import beers representing more than 190 breweries around the globe. The 129-year-old company continually receives recognition for its innovative, family-owned business, including Beverage Industry’s 2013 Wholesaler of the Year, the National Beer Wholesalers Association 2013 Public Affairs Award, and the 2013 Loyola Illinois Family Business of the Year Award. Heading the company is President Jerry Glunz, the great-grandson of the founder, with day-to-day operations led by members of the fourth and fifth generations. Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is dedicated to quality service and beer education. For more information, visit Find Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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