Tilman Ludwig is a 31-year-old brewer from Munich with his own “Tilmans” beer brands. Even though he’s been brewing his own beer only since April 2014, he has been featured in almost every article about small German brewers since, but also in articles about the booming Munich food start-up scene which includes new company founders in the fields of regional, ecological, and healthier food. Since 2014, over 500 companies were newly founded in the food business in the Bavarian capital, Welt.de reports. Local investors are saying that “Food is the next big thing”, but back to Tilman.
Here’s what he has to tell about himself at his breweries website: “Born and raised in Munich, Germany. Due to my talking, most assume that I come from north or western Germany, to which I simply reply: I spent six very formative weeks in the Ruhr Valley!
After training as a master brewer at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan (TUM Weihenstephan) I spent two years brewing in the specialty brewery Huus Braui in Switzerland.
When I came back to Munich it was all or nothing! So I set out on my own, and now I’m brewing my own beer.
I registered my company on April 23rd 2014 – in Germany also known as Beer Day. Strangely enough, nobody believes me when I tell them that it was sheer coincidence and that the serendipity of it had only struck me afterward!
As we all know, there’s no knowing what the future may hold. But one thing is certain: it will be colorful and highly aromatic! Cheers!”
Currently there are three varieties of Tilmans beers, “Das Helle”, “Das Dunkle” and “Brown Ale”. At the official site of Timans Biere there is a list of places in Munich and worldwide at which you can taste one of the Tilmans beers. You can also find out more on all the Tilmans beers, facts about the ingredients, where the beer is brewed and even info on the artists which created the labels.