The Grolsch brewery was founded
in 1615 in Groenlo. The town of Groenlo
was then known as Grolle, hence the name Grolsch, meaning 'of Grolle'. Grolsch
is best known for its 5% abv pale lager, Grolsch Premium Pilsner. The brewery
was first operated by Willem Neerfeldt. Neerfeldt's son-in-law, Peter Sanford
Cuyper, later took over. Grolsch was, as of February 2006, the second largest
brewer in the Netherlands
(after Heineken) with annual production of 3.2 million hectoliters. The
domestic market comprises fifty-one per cent of total production.
With a sophisticated, bright golden pour and a stable white head, this beer is the epitome of a world class European lager. Subtle hop notes and a mild maltiness give way to a clean finish.