Forst (brewery)

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A FORST Kronen beer (5.2% vol.alc.)
LocationSouth Tyrol, Algund
Opened1857, Forst (Algund)
Annual production volume700,000 hectolitres (600,000 US bbl)
Owned byForst AG
Active beers
Name Type
Forst Luxus Light
Forst Premium
Forst 1857
Forst V.I.P. Pils
Forst Kronen
Forst Sixtus
Forst Heller Bock
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Forst Osterbier
Forst Christmas Brew

Forst is an Italian brewing company, based in Forst (Italian: Foresta), a frazione (municipal subdivision) of Algund (Italian: Lagundo), South Tyrol. The brewery was founded in 1857 by two entrepreneurs, Johann Wallnöfer and Franz Tappeiner, from Meran (Italian: Merano). Later in 1863, the company passed to the entrepreneur Josef Fuchs, who enlarged the plant in Forst. In 2004, Forst opened a small micro-brewery in Forst, Germany.


Forst has an annual production of 700,000 hl, serving primarily the domestic market. In 1991 it additionally acquired the Brewery Menabrea in Biella, Piedmont and also maintains a bottling plant in Palermo, Sicily. The company produces also mineral water and other non-alcoholic drinks, through a subsidiary named Kaiserwasser.[1]


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Coordinates: 46°40′14.89″N 11°9′38.86″E / 46.6708028°N 11.1607944°E / 46.6708028; 11.1607944