There were good reasons why five citizens of Flensburg signed the document that set up the Flensburg Brewery on 6th September 1888. They had found an ideal site, a glacier spring with crystal-clear water for brewing and a way of obtaining the ice needed for the lagering cellars.
In the 1930s Flensburg Private Brewery developed into one of the largest breweries in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein under the management of Emil Petersen, an honorary consul. He was able to unite everyone’s efforts on a single goal, and he knew what successful brewing was all about: experience and continuity. His farsightedness led the Flensburg Brewery on the road to success.
Even in the 1960s when all other breweries switched to less expensive crown corks, Emil Petersen stayed true to the swing-top bottle, which still is a characteristic feature of our Flensburger beers to this day. Our swing-top bottle and the plop' sound when opening it have long been our beer’s trademark – and made us one of the world’s most successful breweries in the swing-top segment.
Here at the Flensburg Brewery we are proud of the unique fresh taste of our beers – though it’s not surprising since the water we use to brew from originates from the underground glacier streams of Northern Scandinavia, and is totally free of pollutants. That’s one secret to the consistently fresh premium-quality beers we’ve been producing since 1888. We’re gratified to know that our customers appreciate how much experience and quality go into our brewing. We’re delighted by their confidence in us, and see it as an expression of their appreciation of the Northern German way of doing things that goes into every Flensburger they enjoy.
We are an independent company. And we want to stay that way. To achieve that goal we are constantly moving forward, combining tradition with innovation and focusing on the quality of our products.