The small Dutch brewery that started out over 300 years ago in a farm in Lieshout has since grown into an international family business. Its success is partly due to the daring switch from top- to bottom-fermenting beer in 1925. Bavaria also benefits from being able to use our natural mineral water sources and our own malt house. As a result, Bavaria has virtually the entire chain under its own management.


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5737 RV Lieshout

Founded in 1719

6,000,000 hL beer capacity

1,500,000 hL soda capacity

Own mineral water source

2/3 of its brews are exported to 130 countries

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Bavaria is one of the oldest breweries in the Netherlands. It dates back to 1719, when it was founded under its original name 'De Kerkdijk'. The Moorees family brewed craft beer there on a small scale. One of the daughters married a Swinkels. Their descendants took over the brewery in 1764. Since then, the brewery and the Swinkels name have become inextricably linked.