Special Export lager accentuates the smooth slow-brewed taste of European beer. Using all-American northern barley and northwestern hops, Special Export transforms these ingredients into a fine beer imbued with old world craftsmanship. After Prohibition, Heileman’s brewmaster was asked by the workforce to brew an especially “strong” beer for the company picnic. They loved it, and it paired perfectly with their favorite bratwurst. In 1934, Heileman’s Special Export was born.