In 1824 Franz Kramer opened a Gasthausbrauerei which has since grown to one of the larger German breweries. In 1852, then known as the "Grevensteiner Brauerei", it was taken over by Clement Veltins, and the family continues to run it to this day.
Veltins has been a big-time Schalke supporter, not only a past jersey sponsor, but participating in the Arena Auf Schalke construction.
|Full Name||Brauerei C. & A. VELTINS GmbH & Co. KG|
An der Streue, 59872 Meschede-Grevenstein|
Phone: +49 - 2934-959-0, Fax: +49 - 2934-959-493
|Production||Passed 1,000,000 hl annually in 1984|
|Beers||Basically the Pilsener, although they also brew some cola/lemoade mix.|
|Visit||Mon-Thu, although Tuesdays are for small groups and individuals.|
|Soccer Clubs||Schalke, FC Bocholt, Kickers Emden, FC Gütersloh, Lüneburger SK|
|Tasting Notes||beertest liked the Pils on tap, but panned the bottled version. Biertest slammed it as watery. Oxford liked it a lot, possibly a British preference for watery lagers.|
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