Earliest records of Svijany are from 1345. The village was owned by a Cistercian monastery in Mnichovo Hradiste. In 1565, the village came under the control of Jaroslav z Vartemberka, who built the Renaissance castle.
Svijany Brewery was founded in 1564. It produces a range of pale lagers from Svijany Fitness 6° (3.2% abv), to Svijany Baron 15° (6.5% abv). The brewery is owned by Liberec Investment Fund (LIF), who also own Náchod and Rohozec breweries
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- "Nachod brewery finally sold - Czech Republic News". www.ceeretail.com. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
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