William K. Busch Brewing Company produces two mainstream American lagers – Kräftig lager and light – in accordance with Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law.

Reinheitsgebot, established in 1516, is the oldest consumer protection law in the world stating that only four ingredients can be used when brewing beer.

ABV CAL CARB IBU
5.0% 134 9.4g 13

Kräftig lager is the classic lager. Malt flavor up front with a slight sweetness, and a hop character that doesn’t overtake it.

ABV CAL CARB IBU
4.2% 109 7.8g 9

Kräftig light is clean and malty with no lingering aftertaste. A well-balanced brew in terms of hops and malt. Flavorful. Refreshing.

We only use four ingredients
to deliver the pure flavor.

Pure water, fine barley malt, premium brewers’ yeast and “noble” Hallertau hops. Our brewing process uses less to give you more of what you want – pure flavor.

2016

  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light

2015

  • Silver | Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager
  • Silver | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig lager
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light

2014

  • Bronze | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig lager
  • Silver | San Diego International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light

2013

  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig lager
  • Gold | North American Beer Awards
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | World Beer Championships
    Kräftig lager
  • Bronze | World Beer Championships
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig light
  • Gold | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager
  • Best Of Show | Denver International Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager

2012

  • Peoples’ Choice | Missouri Beerfest
    Kräftig light
  • Bronze | Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
    Kräftig lager
  • Gold | US Open Beer Championships
    Kräftig light