The societal importance of beer
In 1764, the Funck brewery was founded in the Grund district of Luxembourg City, and 80 years later the Bofferding brewery was built in Bascharage. In 1937, the Battin brewery was founded in the station district of Esch-sur-Alzette.
The Brasserie Nationale was created in 1975 by the merger of the Bofferding and Funck-Bricher breweries. 29 years later, in 2004, the acquisition of the Battin brewery created the Brasserie Nationale we know today.
Since the early days of the steel industry, social life in the south of Luxembourg has been shaped by it; beer was and still is an essential part of this social life. On payday for workers in the mines and steelworks, there were probably two common scenarios: Either the worker's wife stood by at the employer's door to receive the wages, or the worker himself collected them and went straight to one of the surrounding pubs. These establishments were and are supplied by the Brasserie Nationale, among others.