The Eichbaum beer brewing company is located in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It was founded in 1679 by Mannheim's Councillor Jean du Chêne (which means "Oak tree", or "Eichbaum" in German).
Today the Eichbaum brewing company is owned by Actris AG. Dietmar Hopp, one founder of SAP AG, also owns Actris.
In Mannheim, the beer is sometimes lovingly called corpse water. The brewery is located next to a graveyard and the brewing water is directly pumped from the earth. However, this has no impact on the water quality, because several waterproof clays protect the fountain water against impurities. During the time that University of Maryland University College had a campus in Mannheim, this beer was a popular choice among its students. In some graduation ceremonies Eichbaum representatives had been invited.