Borsod Brewery

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Borsod Brewery or Brewery of Borsod (Borsodi Sörgyár Rt.) is a brewery located in the village of Bőcs, near Miskolc, the capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county in northeastern Hungary.

Borsodi - "Az élet habos oldala" - "The foam side of life"

History[edit]

Construction of a 22,000 m² brewery began in 1969 in the village of Bőcs, Hungary. The brewery began producing beer in 1973 with initial production of 874,000 hl. In 1991 after the fall of communism, the brewery was privatized and in 1993 it was purchased by the Belgian Interbrew (now InBev). The purchase of the brewery led to significant improvements in several aspects of brewing including higher quality, use of improved technology, and better product development. Although the company has been under foreign ownership since 1993, it still produces a line of Hungarian beers in addition to some foreign beers brewed under license.

In mid October 2009, private equity fund CVC Capital Partners bought all of Anheuser–Busch InBev's holdings in Central Europe (including Borsod) for 2.23 billion. They renamed the operations StarBev.[1]

In 2012, the StarBev Group was taken over by Molson Coors Brewing Company,[2] an American-Canadian brewing company which is the fifth biggest brewer in the world.[3]

The Borsodi Búza is made from wheat

Beers[edit]

Borsodi beer

As of October 2005, Borsodi Sörgyár produces 5 kinds of Hungarian beer. The beers are well known throughout Hungary.

  • Borsodi Sör (4.6% alcohol, pale ale) – The flagship of the brewery and best-selling beer brand in Hungary is a traditional golden-colored light beer.
  • Borsodi Bivaly (6.5% alcohol, Hungarian lager) – Introduced in 2004 as a stronger (both in taste and alcohol content) light-colored beer.
  • Borsodi Barna (6.7% alcohol, dark German style)
  • Borsodi Póló (0.5% alcohol, non-alcoholic beer) – A light, non-alcoholic beer introduced in 1996.
  • Borostyán (5.2% alcohol, amber) – A premium beer introduced in 2003 using a unique roasted malt which gives it an amber color, and a mildly bitter taste.

Borsodi Sörgyár also produces Beck's and Stella Artois under license. In addition to the beers it brews on site, Borsodi Sörgyár sells and distributes Belle-vue Kriek, Hoegaarden, Leffe, and Staropramen in Hungary.

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