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Alfa Brewery, Schinnen

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
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4.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Alfa Brewery is a family-owned independent brewery located in Schinnen, the Netherlands. Alfa was started in 1870 by Joseph Meens and is one of the few independent breweries left in the Province of Limburg.AvailabilityUntil 1960 Alfa beers were only available in the local area, but since then the brewery has expanded, and their beers are now available throughout the Netherlands. Since 1993 Alfa also expanded their distribution to Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Greece, Italy and Hong Kong.Brief detailsThe brewery follows the Reinheitsgebot and is the only brewery in the Netherlands that uses an officially certified underground spring. The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport certified the underground spring in 1995 and retests it every six months to ensure it continues to meet the stringent standards. It is one of only 10 such springs in the country and the only one used in the production of beer. The water is so pure that it does not require any processing before it is entered into the brewing process. Only a certain amount of water is permitted to be withdrawn each year, and this has led Alfa to number their beer bottles to ensure that only the authorised amount is used.AwardsAlfa has won a variety of national and international recognition. They were granted a Royal Warrant by Royal Decree from HM Queen Beatrix in 1995. Their beers have also won gold medals in the 31st and 33rd Monde Selections in Brussels and received an award in the 1999 UK Beer and Cider Competition.
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  • Small familebrouwerij, where a delicious edelpils and tasty brews speciality beers. Definitely worth to visit the brewery in the rural thull.
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  • A cosy location where we enjoyed the coffee with custard (ai). Unfortunately no beer tasted, there had to be not.
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  • A visit to the Alfa is definitely worth it. The program takes about 2.5 hours and reservation is necessary (can easily via The program during the visit will look something like this: welcome with coffee and Limburgse vlaai, film with images about the Alfa brewery and the current preparation process of the alpha beer. Tour of various departments explaining the brewing process. Tasting of various Alfa beers with snacks. Upon departure everyone got another Alfa beer glass.
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