Bavaria Brouwerij was founded by Laurentius Moorees in 1719 and produced around 88 kegs of beer annually. Jan Swinkels, born in 1851, great-grandson of Laurentius Moorees, received ownership of the brewery and expanded their production and distribution. By 1924 the brewery had become too small and a new brewery was built and in 1933 the brewery added a bottling plant, which produced 2,000 bottles per hour. In 1910 a malting plant was built, which still produces malt for Bavaria and other breweries. Bavaria is currently available in over 100 countries worldwide and produces 580 million litres annually.