Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua

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Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua, S.A.
Public
Industry Beverages
Founded March 18, 1926
Headquarters Managua, Nicaragua
Products Beers, lagers and soft drinks
Website Cerveceria.com.ni

Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua (CCN) is a Nicaraguan brewery based in Managua, Nicaragua.

History[edit]

On March 18, 1926, a group of Nicaraguan investors founded the Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua. The first beer produced by the brewery was Cerveza Xolotlan in 1929, followed by the Pilsener and Carta Blanca brands a few years later. In 1942, with the restriction on imports on raw materials, CCN introduced the Cerveza Victoria brand.[1]

In 1996, CCN merged with its competitor, the Industrial Cervecera, S.A. (ICSA), to form the largest brewery in Nicaragua. In 2003, CCN began exporting the Cerveza Toña brand to the U.S. market.[2]

CCN acquired the local water bottling company Agua Pura, S.A. in 2002 and expanded its business to juices and flavored non-carbonated sports drinks.[3]

Products[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Victoria is a 4.9% pilsen introduced in 1942 and the oldest and one of the most popular beers in Nicaragua. It is sold in 350 ml (12 U.S. fl oz; 12 imp fl oz) bottles and aluminum cans, as well as 1 liter (34 U.S. fl oz; 35 imp fl oz) returnable bottles. It's also sold in half-barrel kegs.

Victoria Light, a softer version of the beer, was introduced in 2004.[4] It is sold in 350 ml (12 U.S. fl oz; 12 imp fl oz) bottles and aluminum cans.

Victoria Frost is a 4.9% pilsen and the only beer in Nicaragua that is produced with a microfiltration process.[5] It is sold in 350 ml (12 U.S. fl oz; 12 imp fl oz) bottles and aluminum cans, as well as 1 liter (34 U.S. fl oz; 35 imp fl oz) returnable bottles.

Victoria Selección Maestro is the first dark brew, it has a 5.1% alcohol content and was introduced as a seasonal item in 2011.[6]

Toña[edit]

Toña is a 4.6% lager introduced in 1977 by ICSA as a direct competitor of the Victoria brand. After the 1996 merge, CNN relaunched the Toña brand as a traditional Nicaraguan beer, often associated with the local culture and customs.[7] It is sold in 350 ml (12 U.S. fl oz; 12 imp fl oz) bottles and aluminum cans, and in 1 liter (34 U.S. fl oz; 35 imp fl oz) returnable bottles.

Premium[edit]

Premium is a 4.5% lager introduced in 1999 and aimed at consumers who prefers imported brands.[4] It is sold in 350 ml (12 U.S. fl oz; 12 imp fl oz) bottles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cervezas_del _Mundo". Bebebeer.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Cerveza Toña Export". Cervezatona.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Compañia Cervecera de Nicaragua, S.A". Cerveceria.com.ni. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Cerveza Toña Export". Cervezatona.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  5. ^ hace 5 horas 12 mins. "Victoria Frost" (in Spanish). Victoria Frost. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Victoria rolls out dark new microbrew". Nicaraguadispatch.com. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived October 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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