The brewery was founded in 1878 by brothers Gustav and Georg Uekermann (indeed, the street on which the brewery sits is now named after them, Very civilized). Apparently there has always been an Uekermann at the top until 2002, when the last Uekermann was kicked out to the holding company.
Herforder is one of the major "Westfalen" beers and tries to identify with the region. Overall, the top seller in the eastern Westfalen area, and claim to be a top 10 in all Germany.
In the early years, only dark beer was brewed. It wasn't until the 1920s that the Pilsener was started. Today, total annual production is approx. 650,000 hl, of which 90% is the famed "Herforder Pils".
Horse carts were used for deliveries until the 1960s (although trucks had been introduced decades before.)
Overall, the brewery claims to support some 200 sports teams, although not all of them are soccer clubs.
|Full Name||Brauerei Felsenkeller Herford|
Gebrüder-Uekermann-Straße 1, 32120 Hiddenhausen|
Phone: 05221/965-0, Fax: 05221/965-202
|Slogan||"Herrliches Herforder" ("Splendid Herforder")|
650,000 hl (90% Pils)
Herforder Pils, Export, Maibock, Felsenkeller (dark lager), Weihnacht
(Xmas, Märzen style)). Among the "50/50" are mixes with lemonade,
cola and apple juice.
|| Soccer Clubs
Arminia Bielefeld, SC Herford, SV Meppen, Preussen Münster, VfL Osnabrück
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com