Alfa Brewery

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Alfa Brouwerij
Location Schinnen, Limburg
the Netherlands
Coordinates 50°56.155855′N 5°53.643465′E / 50.935930917°N 5.894057750°E / 50.935930917; 5.894057750Coordinates: 50°56.155855′N 5°53.643465′E / 50.935930917°N 5.894057750°E / 50.935930917; 5.894057750
Opened 1870
Annual production volume 120,000 hectolitres (100,000 US bbl)
Owned by Henry Meens
Active beers
Name Type
Oude Bruin
Edelpils Pilsner
Lentebok Bock
Super Dortmunder
Bokbier Bock
Alfa in Thull

Alfa Brewery (Alfa Brouwerij) 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.


Until 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 .

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The brewery follows the Reinheitsgebot[citation needed] 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 Only a certain amount of water is permitted to be withdrawn each year, and this has led Alfa to number their beer bottles to ensure that only the authorised amount is used.[1]



  1. ^ Spring water. Alfa Brewery. Retrieved on 2010-07-05

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