History of Aass brewery – Probably the strangest beer name in the world
The name Aass Brewery is derived from the family surname Aass. It can be translated to the English word “hill”. If you want to learn how to pronounce it, watch the clip on top.
Aass Brewery have been running non-stop since 1834 trough town fires and wars. First founders was Halvor Ellingsen and Ole Pehrson. It started as a trade house with brewing as a side business, but now, brewing is the main activity and has been for a over a decade. Since 1864 it has been run by the Aass family, and still is a purely family owned company.
The rise of a brewery
Trough the years the brewery have gone from generation to generation and been developed with new buildings, new equipment and a continuous development within products and distribution methods. Everything done at the same property by the river in Drammen. Shares are today divided among a little over 100 shareholders, all descendants of the founder Poul Lauritz Aass.
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