Lech Browary Wielkopolski, Poznan

(4.3/5 based on 85+ 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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  • Those who are interested in beer should come here. You go best with the tram Nr 16 South. If you right IKEA sees it gets out and left crosses the M1 - the brewery shopping centre. There are also English tours and you must register beforehand. You can call beforehand. You must be over 18 years old and sober. The entry of 12 sloty. Leadership takes about an hour. There are understaffed. The brewery may be photographed. Currently, the brewery belongs to group the Japanese Asahi. After the tour (1 hour), you can get a beer with coupon. One to buy even more beers myself 5 sloty. You have to go many stairs - should be so firt. On the last day of the month you make inventory - then you can buy anything in the gift shop and pay with credit card.
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  • Myself and 2 of my friends travelled to Poznan for a weekend of sight seeing and of course some drinking so decided to do the tour of the Lech brewery. We didn't realise they recommend to book ahead s...  more »
  • We arrived late for the English tour, the staff kindly organised a private tour with Julieta for us. Julieta was very enthusiastic about Lech and the brewery and gave us a very interesting tour,which ...  more »