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Biere Du Cardinal

Brewery

Cardinal was the name of a Swiss brewery in Freiburg in the country.

It was founded in 1788 by the innkeeper François Piller for his son, who had recently completed his training with a Bavarian master brewer. After the death of his father, the son moved to La Neuveville and the business changed hands several times until 1877. Then it was expanded by Paul-Alcide Blancpain, who came from a family of clockmakers from the Jura, to a modern industrial enterprise.

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Cardinal was the name of a Swiss brewery in Freiburg in the country.

It was founded in 1788 by the innkeeper François Piller for his son, who had recently completed his training with a Bavarian master brewer. After the death of his father, the son moved to La Neuveville and the business changed hands several times until 1877. Then it was expanded by Paul-Alcide Blancpain, who came from a family of clockmakers from the Jura, to a modern industrial enterprise.

As Pope Leo XIII. June 23, 1890 Gaspard Mermillod first time a bishop of Freiburg, the dignity of Cardinal gave the brewery Blancpain brought for the occasion a celebration of beer on the market, the Cardinal. This product was so successful that Paul Blancpain decided to give his brewery the name Cardinal.

On October 29, 1996 announced the Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, which had in the meantime acquired the majority of shares of Sibra/Cardinal, the closure of the Freiburg brewery. Following massive protests from the people of Freiburg and a campaign by the daily newspaper La Liberté, Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding and the authorities of the city and canton of Friborg signed an agreement on 25 February 1998 guaranteeing the continuation of operations in Freiburg.

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