Private brewery Bolten

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Private brewery Bolten

legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding 1266
Seat Korschenbroich , Germany
management Michael Hollmann
Branch brewery

Bolten brewery, Rheydter Strasse in Korschenbroich in 2008

The private brewery Bolten is a beer brewery in Korschenbroich-Neersbroich. The annual production in 2003 was around 95,000 hectoliters.


The brewing trade was already established in Korschenbroich in the 13th century. According to the brewery's own statements, a Heinrich der Brauer was granted the right to brew beer at the Kraushof in Korschenbroich by the rule of Myllendonk Castle in 1266 , from which the brewery claims to be the oldest of its kind. However, the namesake Peter Bolten only leased the Kraushof in 1753 and finally acquired it in 1774. As the last member of the family, Hans-Otto Bolten managed the company in the seventh generation as managing partner from 1992 to 2005. As with all Altbier breweries, the brewery was also in decline Altbier sales affected from the beginning of the 21st century. Due to a lack of funds, necessary renovations could no longer be financed and there was an investment backlog. On June 9, 2005, the former CEO of the beverage company Brau und Brunnen, Michael Hollmann, took over the company, which urgently needed to be modernized. In December 2006, the former shareholder of the Diebels brewery , Paul Bösken-Diebels, took a 50 percent stake in the company, and the necessary modernizations were carried out. In the meantime (2015/16) beer sales at Bolten have stabilized and 45 employees produce 70,000 hl of beer per year.

On April 2, 2014, the Federal Cartel Office imposed on the Bolten brewery as well as several other breweries in Germany and the Verband Rheinisch-Westfälischer Brauereien e. V. Fines for prohibited price fixing for beer totaling 231.2 million euros.

Monument description

The monument is a former open courtyard. The scope of protection extends to the residential building, the brewery tower and the associated brick factory building. The house dates from 1776. The five-storey brick brewery tower from the end of the 19th century with Liseneneck reinforcements is outstanding ; belonging to the same period is the two-story brick factory building. The remaining residential and administrative buildings are partly modern or have been heavily modified. The building was entered under No. 148 on October 30, 1988 in the list of architectural monuments in Korschenbroich .



Bolten brewery products have been awarded gold medals from the DLG several times .

Brewed beers are currently (2019) as swing top or crown cap bottles :

  • Boltens Alt (also in the 1.0 l flip top bottle)
  • Boltens Natur Pilsener
  • Boltens great old
  • Boltens original wheat
  • Boltens AltBierMisch (mixed drink with lemonade or currant juice)
  • Boltens malt
  • Boltens Landbier (also in the 1.0 l flip top bottle)
  • Boltens light

In the spring of 2007, a beer called Lichter's Lecker Bierchen , developed jointly with TV chef Horst Lichter , was produced and sold.

On June 22, 2018, a new stadium beer, the Kaiserstädter, was presented. Since the football club Alemannia Aachen and the Bitburger brewery group could not agree on a contract extension, they have teamed up with the private brewery Bolten to sell their own beer. The Kaiserstädter is not only available at Tivoli, but also in the Klömpchensklub stadium restaurant , online and in various restaurants and shops in the Aachen city region .

Boltens Rubin, a top-fermented country beer, is no longer sold.

service provider

From 2006/2007, the Bolten brewery filled the Kölsch containers of 0.5 l longneck and 0.33 l longneck for the Gaffel private brewery . Bolten also fills the Odenthaler, the Neanderthaler Landbier and Füchschen Alt .

Web links

Commons : Bolten-Brauerei  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. a b report in NGZ-Online edition of March 9, 2006
  3. a b NRZ. In: We on the Lower Rhine. Old is at home here . Edition of Oct. 29, 2016.
  4. Bundeskartellamt: Cartel proceedings against brewers with further fines concluded on April 2, 2014
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  7. Alemannia goes under the brewer