LIFESTYLE - CULTURE

Your 100% organic brew just got more local



Brasserie Nationale cited its Funck-Bricher organic beer (pictured) and other newcomers, Battin Brune and Battin Pils, as part of the reason for its 2018 growth.  Brasserie Nationale

Brasserie Nationale cited its Funck-Bricher organic beer (pictured) and other newcomers, Battin Brune and Battin Pils, as part of the reason for its 2018 growth.  Brasserie Nationale

Brasserie Nationale, brewer of Bofferding and Battin, announced on Tuesday that it is producing its own organic malting barley in a bid to make their Funck-Bricher beer nearly entirely local. 

As Paperjam reports, the company is aiming for the first of the new brew to be ready by next spring, but the brewery doesn’t anticipate a change in taste of the Funck-Bricher brew because of the change in barley.

The organic barley, for which the brewery has collaborated with local farmers, has already been planted across some 15ha in the north of the country and just across the border, near Huy i Belgium. Some 60 tonnes of barley are anticipated to be harvested between now and next August.

“We have a lot of success with Funck-Bricher,” production director Maurice Treinen said. “As soon as you start a production, it is sold directly. We will produce more than 2,000 hecolitres this year, which is huge for a Luxembourg brewery.”

Brasserie Nationale, based in Bascharage, recorded a 5% increase in sales in 2018, citing its Funck-Bricher organic beer and other newcomers, Battin Brune and Battin Pils, as part of the reason for the growth.