Lech Brewery Wielkopolski, Poznan

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Lech Browary Wielkopolski is a big industrial brewery in Poznań, with a production capacity of 7.5 million hl. The plant is owned by Kompania Piwowarska SA.HistoryThe modern brewing plant in Poznań was built between 1975-1980. In 1984 a malthouse was added. By 1992, along with other brewers, it was part of Wielkopolskie Zakłady Piwowarsko-Słodownicze SA, but after 1992 it became the company's main production facility - Lech Browary SA. In 1993, the ministry has decided to privatize the ownership of the brewery. As a result of the tender a majority shareholder in the company was Euro Agro Centrum Poznań, owned by entrepreneur Jan Kulczyk.In 1996, the brewery was taken over by South African Breweries, which in the same year, together with Jan Kulczyk, purchased the Tyskie Brewery. Three years later, the two breweries were combined to form Kompania Piwowarska.On March 11, 2007, at the newly opened section of the brewery, the world's biggest beer mug was erected and filled with Lech Pils beer, setting a Guinness world record for the largest number of people drinking from one mug, which included 4250 liters of beer. The establishment of the record was attended by 10,625 people.On July 31, 2010, an advertisement containing words "Zimny Lech" (Cold Lech) was placed near Wawel. The controversy was that in Polish, "zimny Lech" means both cold Lech (beer), as well as cold (corpse of) Lech (Kaczyński), the former president of Poland, whose corpse was buried in Wawel on April 18, 2010. On August 2, 2010, it was announced that that advertisement was going to be removed from near Wawel, as well as from other cities.
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  • We are family here and already make the lead for the third time, and there are always interesting. For only 12zt and a free beer at the end of it is ok. Should you have made.
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  • Very interesting spots showing the weighing process of beer from the kitchen. The complexity of the process is impressive. Tasting of beers in the ticket price:)
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  • Tour of the brewery is a treat for anyone who likes beer. You can see a Memorial is wihajster and at the end of the consumption of beers
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