Bavaria Brewery (Colombia)
|Founded||April 4, 1889 as Kopp's Deutsche Brauerei Bayern|
|Founder||Leo S. Kopp|
|Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panamá, Peru, Spain|
|Products||Beers, bottled water, fruit juices, malt beverages|
Number of employees
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Bavaria Brewery (Spanish: Cervecería Bavaria), formally known as Bavaria S.A., is a Colombian brewery company founded on April 4, 1889 by Leo S. Kopp, a German immigrant. It is a subsidiary of SABMiller. Before the merger, Bavaria was the second largest brewery in South America.
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- 1889. The corporation Kopp's Deutsche Brauerei Bavaria was created on April 4, 1889.
- 1902. Cervecería Unión was founded in Medellín.
- 1910. La Pola beer was launched to the Colombian market.
- 1913. Cervecería Barranquilla was founded.
- 1913. Águila beer was launched.
- 1930. Consorcio de Cervecerías Bavaria is created, as a result of the merge of Kopp's Deutsche Brauerei and other regional breweries.
- 1933. Cervecería Barranquilla y Bolívar S. A. was founded.
- 1959. Consorcio de Cervecerías Bavaria changed its name to Bavaria S.A.
- 1967. Cervecerías Bolívar and Barranquilla were merged to create Cervecería Águila S.A.
- 1967. Merger of Cervecerías Aguila and Bavaria.
- 1972. Bavaria purchased Cervecería Unión from Medellín.
- 1973. Cervecería Bavaria is inaugurated in Bogotá.
- 1975. Bavaria purchased the plant of Cervecería Litoral, located in Barranquilla.
- 1981. Bavaria became an public corporation with shares at the Colombia Stock Exchange.
- 1990. Bavaria acquired Central de Cervejas in Portugal.
- 1992. Maltería Tropical was inaugurated in Cartagena.
- 1994. Production of bottled drinking water and fruit refreshments started.
- 1996. Grupo Empresarial Bavaria was created.
- 1997. First split of Valores Bavaria, which separated Bavaria S.A. to be exclusively focused on beverages; consolidated in 2001.
- 2000. GEB acquired 44.2% of Cervecería Leona in Colombia.
- 2001. GEB purchased 91.5% of Cervecería Nacional in Panamá.
- 2001. Bavaria restructured its productive platform.
- 2002. Launching of Aguila Light beer.
- 2002. GEB invested in Corporación Backus of Perú and purchased the majority of shares with right to vote.
- 2003. Cervezería Nacional became part of GEB.
- 2003. Bahía beer is launched.
- 2004. Agua Brisa with gas and Malta Leona Cool were launched to the market.
- 2004. GEB became the tenth largest brewing group in the world.
- 2005. In October this year GEB became part of SABMiller.
- Águila (pilsner, 4% alcohol by volume)
- Águila Light (pilsner, 3.5% alc. vol., light variant of the above)
- Brava (pilsner, 6.5% alc. vol.)
- Club Colombia (pilsner, 4.7% alc. vol.)
- Costeñita (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
- Costeña (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
- Leona (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
- Pilsen (pilsner, 4.2% alc. vol.)
- Póker (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
- Brisa (bottled water, both with and without gas)
- Brisa Spa (flavored bottled water)
- Malta Leona (high-energy drink)
- Malta Leona Cool (malt beverage)
- Pony Malta (energy malt beverage)
- Tutti Frutti (fruit drink) (Now controlled by Postobón)
- Cola y Pola (refajo)
- "SABMiller - Sustainable development - Where we operate - Latin America - Colombia - Overview". www.sabmiller.com. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- (Spanish) Águila Beer Official Site
- (Spanish) Club Colombia Beer Official Site
- (Spanish) Costeña Beer Official Site
- Other brands