Brewery was formed under the name Kaiserbrauerei Beck & May o.H.G. in 1873 by Lüder Rutenberg, Heinrich Beck and Thomas May. In 1875, Thomas May left the brewery which then became known as Kaiserbrauerei Beck & Co.
Beck’s logo, a silver key on a red shield, is the mirror image of the coat of arms of Bremen. Since Beck’s is located on the river of a port city, it was easy to ship out its product to the world at large. Beck’s is known for its pilsner consisting of two-row, spring barley from the south of England, yeast, water from the “Rotenburger Rinne” and Hallertau hops from southern Germany.
Located in the northern German city of Bremen. Beck’s is the world’s best selling German beer, sold in nearly 90 countries (although no longer brewed exclusively in Germany). Owned by local families until February 2002, the Beck’s brewery was then sold to Interbrew for 1.8 billion euro.