LET'S DISCOVER THE HISTORY
OF THE SWAEN...



1906 (12TH OF MAY)

De Zwaan’ is born. Jos Buysrogge & Alois Adriaanse found their malting & brewery business, despite the devastating floods.



1923

The original malting & brewery business is sold to Joos Menu who renames the Manor house to ‘Moutersnest’.



1939 – 1947

The brewery suffers a major setback when during wartime occupation the copper ‘brewkettles’ are removed.


1947

After the war, the brewery business is closed. Malting now becomes the family’s core activity.



1950

Malting business grows and production increases to supply the growing local and export demand.



1955

Facilities and infrastructure continue to be upgraded and improved including construction of a new silos.



1960

Malt capacity increases to 15.000 MT per annum and the business becomes a leading Dutch commercial Maltster.



1965-70

Malting capability is further enhanced with the development of a new, more advanced Steeping House.



1972

New Malthouse constructed, allowing further expansion of the export business. A peating installation has been installed.



1999

Royal Grolsch join the management team, enhancing industry expertise and driving new commercial developments.



2013

The de Groen family acquire the Malthouse in joint venture with Malteurop, uniting world-leading tradition and expertise.

2014

‘The SWAEN is reborn’. This world-class malting business has a new identity, reflecting its renewed vision for the future.