The family-owned brewery Privatbrauerei Frankenheim increased volumes of altbier beverages by 25% in 2001 to 512,000 hls.

As a result of booming demand, the company increased production of its Frankenheim Blue altbier and cola pre-mix by 33.3%. However, production of the Frankenheim Altbier brand fell by 3.5%.

The company expects Altbier sales to grow in 2002 despite the fact that the Altbier market as a whole in western Germany fell by between 5% and 6% in 2001 to 2.5m hls.