LET'S DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE SWAEN

1906

'De Zwaan' is born.

Jos Buysrogge & Alois Adriaanse found their malting & brewery business, despite the devastating floods.

1923

The original malting & brewery business is sold to Joos Menu who renames the Manor house to ‘Moutersnest’.

1939-1947

The brewery suffers a major setback when during wartime occupation the copper ‘brewkettles’ are removed.

1947

After the war, the brewery business is closed. Malting now becomes the family’s core activity.

1950

Malting business grows and production increases to supply the growing local and export demand.

1955

Facilities and infrastructure continue to be upgraded and improved including construction of a new silos.

1960s

Malt capacity increases to 15.000 MT per annum and the business becomes a leading Dutch commercial Maltster.

1965-1970

Malting capability is further enhanced with the development of a new, more advanced Steeping House.

1972

New Malthouse constructed, allowing further expansion of the export business. A peating installation has been installed.

1999

Royal Grolsch join the management team, enhancing industry expertise and driving new commercial developments.

2013

The de Groen family acquire the Malthouse in joint venture, uniting world-leading tradition and expertise.

2014

The SWAEN is reborn. This world-class malting business has a new identity, reflecting its renewed vision for the future.

2015

Unique and modern malting technology has been installed: germination system, environmental friendly roasting technology, new bagging line