Lech Browary Wielkopolski, Poznan
(4.2/5 based on 75+ 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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  • Having done a few other brewery tours this is a proper tour not just a look around a museum. Interesting and you get a beer and a bottle opener as part of the tour. Takes about 1 hour plus drinking ti...  more »
  • Very interesting tour and free beer to taste. Only 1 problem, my wife and two year old (which was asleep) could not attend due to danger?! 
  • We have booked a trip the first thing in the morning (10:00) and in English and it came out that we had a "private" trip (we were the first visitors). The lady that we oprowadzała to include many interesting facts from each other and respond to each question. Compared with piwowarnią the Guinness in Dublin where everything is artificial and just for show with the crowd push you forward still, heaven and Earth. Lech, you can normally see the entire production line and multiple processes is very different than a man imagines. I really recommend!
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