In 1824 Franz Kramer opened a Gasthausbrauerei which has since grown to one of the larger German breweries. In 1852, then known as the "Grevensteiner Brauerei", it was taken over by Clement Veltins, and the family continues to run it to this day.

Veltins has been a big-time Schalke supporter, not only a past jersey sponsor, but participating in the Arena Auf Schalke construction.

Full Name Brauerei C. & A. VELTINS GmbH & Co. KG
Address An der Streue, 59872 Meschede-Grevenstein
Phone: +49 - 2934-959-0, Fax: +49 - 2934-959-493
Production Passed 1,000,000 hl annually in 1984
Beers Basically the Pilsener, although they also brew some cola/lemoade mix.
Visit Mon-Thu, although Tuesdays are for small groups and individuals.
Soccer Clubs Schalke, FC Bocholt, Kickers Emden, FC Gütersloh, Lüneburger SK
Tasting Notes beertest liked the Pils on tap, but panned the bottled version. Biertest slammed it as watery. Oxford liked it a lot, possibly a British preference for watery lagers.

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