Zacharias Boiling, mayors and war captain of the city of Braunschweig, married the widow of Hans Haverland and is co-owner of the house to the Hanseatic League. He acquires the brewery prerogatives and brews beer henceforth not only for their own use, but for the first time also for sale. This step marks the beginning of the Hofbrauhaus Wolters.
The end of the 30 Years War
Braunschweig remained virtually undamaged. It is guaranteed that this year the city council at Zacharias Boiling buys several barrels of beer to offer them to the city ahead of Sweden. After the death of Zacharias boilings Peter Warnecke acquires the brewery in the Güldenstraße.
For the first time the name Wolters mentioned in the chronicle: Heinrich Levin Wolters married the granddaughter of Peter Warnecke. Henceforth determine six generations of Wolters family the fortunes of renowned brewery.
Duke William of Brunswick and Lüneburg gives Carl Christian Wolters in recognition of his merits the title “Hofbierbrauer”. This had previously built in Wolfenbütteler Straße a new brewery to the most modern technical standards.
The brewery gets the title of “Ducal Hofbrauhaus”. This prestigious award, together with a modern production technology, the basis of the following economic recovery.
The Ducal Hofbrauhaus Wolters Carl & amp; Co and Balhornsche brewery AG join forces and operate now under the name “Hofbrauhaus Wolters AG and Balhorn”.
The Second World War is the great development to an abrupt end. In bombing the air raids, the brewery is destroyed to more than one third.
A heritage community succeeds of the late Dr. Carl Wolters. With great effort, it is possible to build up the company again and to replace the loss of the East German sales areas through new markets. The recovered economic success is reflected in growing numbers hectoliters.
The brewery will be further expanded, the production facilities are modernized. The slightest bottling plant in the world is put into operation.
The company is one of the most modern breweries in Germany with increasing economic success. In addition to the economic objectives of the preservation of historical and cultural values of the city of Braunschweig will continue to receive special attention.
The Hofbrauhaus Wolters is part of the InBev group.
The Hofbrauhaus Wolters is a private brewery again. A private brewery, their specialty beers mainly sells as regional-sized company within 70 kilometers around Braunschweig.
After continuation as a private brewery is Wolters succeeded in consolidating its market position in catering and trade and expand again. The number of employees has increased from 2006 from 96 to more than 120 employees. The company has invested over 2 million euros a year in technology. About 1 million euros will be invested annually in the sales financing gastronomic objects. The same amount flows into the sports and culture promotion of the region. About 2 million euros, the state of Lower Saxony will receive on the beer tax. These figures underline the importance of Wolters as an economic factor in Braunschweig.