Cervecería Nacional Dominicana

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Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana
IndustryAlcoholic beverage
Founded1929; 91 years ago (1929)
FounderCharles H. Wanzer
Area served
Caribbean, United States and Europe
ProductsBeer, Malta, Rum, Energizers, Sodas
OwnerGrupo Leon Jimenes, AmBev

Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (CND), is the primary beer producer in the Dominican Republic, the company is owned by AmBev and Grupo León Jimenes. It was founded in 1929 by the American entrepreneur Charles H. Wanzer.[1] It was the first brewery in the Dominican Republic and the largest in the Antilles and Central America with sales of 3.8 million hectoliters.[2] It first released its major brand Presidente in 1935, and has since expanded to other brands such as Bohemia Especial, Presidente Light and Ambar.[1] The first two are pilsener beers that fall in the category of lager beers, and the latter is the company's first incursion into dark beer. Its current brewery complex was opened in 1951. It employs 2,500 people and produces up to 500 million liters of beer.

The CND's facilities have been certified ISO 9001/2000 and 14001/2004.[3]


In April 2019, Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian unit AmBev agreed to buy a controlling stake in the Dominican Republic-based brewer Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (CND) for over $1.2 billion, forming the biggest beverage company in the Caribbean.[4] The purchase was for a 41% stake in the CND from Grupo Leon Jimenes and an additional $200 million for Heineken's 10% stake in the CND, giving AmBev 51% majority ownership of the CND.



  • Presidente- Pilsner with 5% abv. Created in 1935.
  • Presidente Light- Light Pilsner with 4.1% abv. Created in 2005.
  • Bohemia Especial- Pilsner with 7.2% abv. Created in 1983.
  • Bohemia Especial Light- Light Pilsner with 4.3% abv. Created in 2009.
  • The One- Pilsner with 4.7% abv. Created in 2006.
  • Corona
  • Brahma Light
  • Budweiser
  • Stella Artois


  • Malta Morena
  • Löwenbräu
  • Vita Malt Plus
  • Malta Bohemia

Soft Drinks[edit]


  • Barceló- award-winning rum that began production in 1930.


  • Red Bull
  • 911

List of chairmen[edit]

1 Charles H. Wanzer 1929 – ??
2 James A. Stuart ?? – 1978
3 James A. Stuart, Jr. 1978 – 1986
4 José León Asensio 1986 – 1993
5 Rafael Guillermo Menicucci Vila 1993 – 2010
6 Franklin León Herbert 2010 – present


  1. ^ a b "Nuestra compañía" (in Spanish). cnd.com.do. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Trust". presidente-beer.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Trust". presidente-beer.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  4. ^ "AmBev to buy control of Dominican brewer CND". reuters.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012.