Carlsberg has agreed the sale of one of its breweries in Germany.

As reported last week, Carlsberg Deutschland has been in negotiations of late to sell off its facility in Braunschweig, which brews Feldschlösschen Pilsner, Carlsberg and Tuborg.

Today (29 June), the brewer's German unit said that it will sell the brewery to Oettinger Brauerei. The sale, for an undisclosed price, will take effect from 1 August, and will see Oettinger acquire the brewery with all 150 production employees, all related assets as well as a number of discount and private label brands.

"The sale is part of the continuous optimisation of Carlsberg's European brewery network structure," Carlsberg said. "The sale is also part of Carlsberg Deutschland's strategy to increase focus on the more profitable core brand business."

Founded in 1871, the Braunschweig brewery was taken over in 1976 by Holsten Group which became part of Carlsberg in 2004. The company will have three remaining facilities in Germany: in Hamburg, Lübz, Dresden.