Brasseries Kronenbourg

Jérôme Hatt, who obtained his Master Brewer’s certificate in 1664, started up the Canon Brewery in the Place du Corbeau in Strasbourg. His son Claude (born November 1665), succeeded his father in the trade in 1683. However, the frequent flooding of the River Ill compelled a move to the higher terrain of Cronenbourg in 1850. In 1922, the Hatt Brewery changed its name to Tigre Bock, the most well-known brand of the Tiger Brewery it had acquired to become the leading brewer in Alsace. Following the Second World War, “Kronenbourg” became the name of the company, and began international expansion. Originally Kronenbourg brewed ale, but it is now known for lagers. Kronenbourg is the leading brand of beer in France, where it had a 40% market share in 2004 enjoying over three and half centuries of brewing. Today, Brasseries Kronenbourg is a part of the Carlsberg Group, one of the largest brewing groups in the world.