Grolsch Brewery Tour, Enschede

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Grolsch Brewery , known simply as Grolsch, is a Dutch brewery founded in 1615 by Willem Neerfeldt in Groenlo. In 1895 the de Groen family bought the brewery. They had started their own brewery in Cuijk the Netherlands in the early 19th century. It held a significant stake until November 2007. The main brewery is located today in Enschede.It was awarded the Koninklijk title in 1995. The Grolsch brand became a part of the SABMiller group in March 2008.As part of the agreements made with regulators before Anheuser-Busch InBev was allowed to acquire SABMiller, the company sold Grolsch to Asahi Breweries on October 13, 2016. Grolsch was sold to Asahi Breweries of Japan on December 13, 2016; the deal is expected to close during the first half of 2017.Brief detailsThe Grolsch brewery was founded in 1615 in Groenlo. The town of Groenlo was then known as Grolle, hence the name Grolsch, meaning 'of Grolle'. Grolsch is best known for its 5% abv pale lager, Grolsch Premium Pilsner. The brewery was first operated by Willem Neerfeldt. Neerfeldt's son-in-law, Peter Sanford Kuyper, later took over. Grolsch was, as of February 2006, the second largest brewer in the Netherlands (after Heineken) with annual production of 320 million litres. The domestic market comprises fifty-one per cent of total production.
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  • Best 15 euros in Netherland. Wonderfully entertaining guide Wim. Fascinating tour and of course don't drive as the hospitality is very generous.  more »
  • excellent tour throughout the entire brewery, that was clearly built to accommodate such tours. you are welcomed with coffee/tea before you get to see the actual brewing process, as well as various...  more »
  • Absolutely brilliant! One of the best beer around the world. Fantastic tour, was really kind the guide give all the explanations in English for myself. After the tour as many beers as you want and a surprise glass at the end. 100 % recommended!!!
  • Absolutely brilliant. Great value for money, any English tourists it's a must as they do the whole in Dutch and English. Great staff and gracious hosts.
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