Bavaria Brewery (Colombia)

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Bavaria Brewery
Industry Beverages
Founded April 4, 1889 as Kopp’s Bavaria - Fabrica de Cerveza Alemana
Founder Leo S. Kopp
Headquarters Bogotá, Colombia
Area served
Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panamá, Peru, Spain
Key people
Karl Lippert
Products Beers, bottled water, fruit juices, malt beverages
Owner Anheuser-Busch InBev
Number of employees
Parent Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
Subsidiaries Águila Brewery
Andina Brewery
Backus & Johnston Brewery
Leona Brewery
National Brewery of Panama
Unión Brewery

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. In 2005, Bavaria Brewery became a subsidiary of SABMiller.[1] Before the merger, Bavaria was the second-largest brewery in South America.

Since 10 October 2016 when Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired the entire SABMiller company, the latter - including its subsidiaries such as Bavaria - has been a business division of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. SABMiller ceased to exist as a corporation.[2] SABMiller also ceased trading on global stock markets.[3][4]


  • 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.)

Other brands[edit]

  • 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)


  1. ^ "SABMiller - Sustainable development - Where we operate - Latin America - Colombia - Overview". Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Company Overview of SABMiller Limited". Bloomberg. Bloomberg. 14 November 2016. The company was formerly known as South African Breweries plc and changed its name to SABMiller plc in July 2002. 
  3. ^ Dill, Molly (10 October 2016). "Anheuser-Busch to complete acquisition of SABMiller today". BizTimes. BizTimes Media LLC. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Nurin, Tara (10 October 2016). "It's Final: AB InBev Closes On Deal To Buy SABMiller". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 1 February 2017. SABMiller ceased trading on global stock markets last week 

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