The brewery "Muller - La Couronne"

The "brasserie de la Couronne" (Crown Brewery) was founded at Schweighouse-sur-Moder in 1790 by Jean Georges before to be taken over by Geoffroy Strohl. In 1872 the brewery "Zur Kronen" ("A Crown") was bought by Louis-Théodore Muller who exploited it with his son Louis.

In 1899 a fire ravaged the brewery and new buildings were built between 1900 and 1905 by Louis Muller and his two sons, Henri and Georges. Between 6000 and 8000 hl of beer were then brewed by year.

In 1910 Georges Muller succeeded his father in the direction of the brewery.

In 1922-1923, the Muller brewery, together with the Moritz brewery in Pfaffenhoffen, took over the only German brewery established in Alsace after 1870, the "Aktien-Brauerei Reichshoffen".


In the 1930s production reached 22000 hl per year.

At the beginning of 1945, during the operation "Nordwind", Schweighouse-sur-Moder was taken under cross-fire by German and American troops and the brewery was destroyed at 80%. But production resumed in late 1946 under the direction of Henri Muller.

But, faced with increasing difficulties, beer production ceased in 1962.