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Brasserie Nationale

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Opened  1975 (fusion)
Website  www.bofferding.lu
Brasserie Nationale
Location  Bascharage (Luxembourg)
Owned by  Brasserie Nationale de Luxembourg

Brasserie Nationale is the largest brewery in Luxembourg, based in Bascharage. They also export to Belgium, France, China, and since 2014 in the United States. They brew beer under the brand name Bofferding and since taking over in 2004 Battin.

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The Brasserie Nationale was born in 1975 from the fusion of two breweries: The Brasserie Bofferding, founded by Jean-Baptiste Bofferding in 1842, and the Brasserie Funck-Bricher founded in 1764.

History

The Brasserie Nationale was born in 1975 from the fusion of two breweries: The Brasserie Bofferding from Bascharage, and the Brasserie Funck-Bricher, located at the Grund district in Luxembourg City.

Brasserie Bofferding

Brasserie Bofferding was founded in 1842 in Bascharage (where the Brewery of Brasserie Nationale is still located today) by Jean-Baptiste Bofferding. The brewery continuously expanded in southern Luxembourg until finally merging with Brasserie Funck-Bricher in 1975.

Brasserie Funck-Bricher

Brasserie Funck-Bricher was founded in 1764 (hence the marked date on today's Bofferding bottles) and brewed in the Grund district in Luxembourg City. The brewery of Brasserie Funck-Bricher was located next to the Grund bridge over the river Alzette (In the building where today Amazon EU has its office). In 1916 Brasserie Funck-Bricher was named fournisseur de la cour. In 1964 Brasserie Funck-Bricher successfully bought Brasserie de Dudelange.

Fusion: creating Brasserie Nationale

In 1975 Brasserie Bofferding and Brasserie Funck-Bricher merged. After the fusion of the two breweries was completed, the newly founded Brasserie Nationale closed the old brewery at in Grund in Luxembourg-City and relocated its production completely to the Bofferding brewery in Bascharage. They also decided that all beer brewed from then on would be sold under the name Bofferding, thus the Funck-Bricher beer brand ceased to exist. In 2004 Brasserie Nationale bought Brasserie Battin from Esch-Alzette (which was founded in 1937) and transferred the production of Battin-beer also to its brewery in Bascharage where it is still brewed today.

Economy

As of 2013 Brasserie Nationale with its beers Bofferding and Battin emerged as clear market leader in Luxembourg, with a share of 56 percent (Bofferding 44 percent and Battin 12 percent) in the sale of local brews – the equivalent of more than 32 million pints.
Around 20 percent of all beer brewed by Brasserie Nationale is exported to foreign countries: to France, Belgium, China (since 2007) and the United States (since 2014).

Brands

The Brasserie Nationale is currently selling beer under two brand names: Bofferding and Battin.

Bofferding

The following brands are sold under the Bofferding name:

  • Bofferding Pils
  • Bofferding Hausbéier (lager)
  • Bofferding Christmas (darker beer, served only during winter)
  • Bofferding Fréijoersbéier (unfiltered lager, brewed only during spring)
  • Bofferding Extra
  • Bofferding Triple Ale
  • Bofferding Hop
  • Bofferding fruitée (with fruit additives)
  • Battin

    For the brands sold under the Battin name see :

    References

    Brasserie Nationale Wikipedia


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