Hacker–Pschorr Brewery of Munich ranks among Germany’s oldest breweries. It was first mentioned in a document dating back to 1417—exactly 75 years before Columbus’ first voyage to America. It was then called the “Preustatt an der Hagkagasse” (a brewing place in the Hagka lane), located on the site of the current Altes Hackerhaus beer hall at Sendlingerstrasse 14, halfway between the old city hall at Marienplatz and the Sendlinger Tor city gate. A brewer named Simon Hacker purchased the premises in 1738 and renamed it “Hacker Bräu” (Hacker Brew). In 1797, another brewery owner, Josef Pschorr, acquired control of Hacker Bräu by way of marrying Therese Hacker, but the two breweries remained separate entities until they merged in 1972 to form the Hacker–Pschorr Brewery. The hyphenated brewery name appeared in beer labels for the first time 3 years later. Today, Hacker–Pschorr together with the Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co KG is part of the Munich-based Brau Holding International AG, which, in turn, is owned 49.9% by the Dutch Heineken N.V. and 50.1% by the Schörghuber Corporate Group, a diversified enterprise with businesses in hotels, aircraft leasing, beverages, real estate, and construction. Hacker–Pschorr, however, is now a brand without a brewery, because its brewery was closed in 1998, and all its labels are now brewed by Paulaner. There are more than a dozen beer styles with the Hacker–Pschorr label on the market, including a helles, a dunkel, a pils, four weissbiers, an Oktoberfest märzen, and an unfiltered, yeasty doppelbock.