About The Dampfwerk Distillery

German-style spirits by way of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. That’s what to expect from The Dampfwerk Distillery. This family owned and operated craft distillery brings German drinking culture to the United States with long forgotten recipes, and beloved spirits from the founder’s upbringing in Deutschland.

As a chemical engineer, Ralf Loeffelholz spent most of his professional career optimizing breweries and production facilities. When Ralf moved from Germany, he noticed that the country’s beers and sausages managed to make it to the States, but never any of the niche offerings he grew up loving. He wanted to change that. Together with his wife Mary and two children, he opened Dampfwerk in 2015.

To create their award-winning. German-style spirits, The Dampfwerk Distillery references their 200-year-old German recipe book. Using methods like a slowed-down distillation for their gins and skin-on fermentations for their brandies, Dampfwerk calls their process the road less travelled. It’s a path you should follow them on.

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