Beer in Slovenia

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Beer in Slovenia is dominated by the pale lager market. Most commonly known brands of Slovenian beer are Laško and Union, although smaller breweries exist.

History[edit]

There were several minor breweries in Slovenia before 19th century. The first lager brewery, Pivovarna Laško, was established in 1825 in Laško.

Beers[edit]

Today, two major beers dominate the market and both breweries are currently owned by Laško Brewery (Pivovarna Laško) after buying Union brewery with the Interbrew. Both breweries offer a variety of beers, but the most popular are plain lagers, Union beer and Laško/Zlatorog beer. The main beer is lager, drunk in over 95% of the cases.

Since both are lagers, the beers are similar. Laško is a bit more bitter. Union is the beer of the capital city, Ljubljana and Laško is mostly drunk elsewhere. Estimates give Laško beer a 60% market share.

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