DAB beer was not only
enjoyed in Dortmund. In 1868, the city had only 36,000 inhabitants, hardly a large enough market for a major brewery. The beer was soon distributed throughout the newly established German Empire to cities as far afield as Königsberg and Cologne and it was not long before it made its debut on the international scene. In 1879, DAB beer was being exported to Holland, Belgium, France, India, Japan and Australia.