Karlovačka pivovara

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Karlovačka pivovara
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Headquarters Karlovac, Croatia
Products Beer
Owner Heineken International
Website www.karlovacko.hr

Karlovačka pivovara (lit. "Karlovac Brewery"), since 2013 formally Heineken Hrvatska d.d., is a brewery in Karlovac, Croatia, founded in 1854 by local landowner Baron Nikola Vranyczany-Dobrinovic.[1] In 2003, Heineken International acquired a majority stake.[2]

The brewery's signature Karlovačko beer has an alcohol content of about 5.4 percent by volume.[3]

The brewery produces the following brands of beer:

  • Karlovačko Svijetlo Pivo
  • Karlovačko Rally (Alcohol-free)
  • Karlovačko Radler

2007 incident[edit]

On March 13, 2007, prosecutors in Karlovac County decided to launch an investigation against five executives of the brewery, as well as the company as a legal entity, on suspicion that the brewery dumped carbon dioxide waste into local stream Grabica. Previously, work at the brewery was ordered to a temporary halt in order to weigh possible action. On February 23, an elderly man named Zdravko Martinović fell comatose while walking his dog near the canal outside the brewery, after attempting to revive his dog, which died on the spot. He was found to have high levels of ammonia in his blood although this was later denied, and claimed that he was poisoned by carbon dioxide. Martinović died on March 19[4] and although he was also a retired worker from the brewery, it was only after his death that Monique Peters, President of the Board, expressed sympathy to his family. [5] [6]


^ dioničko društvo, company limited by shares, equivalent to AG


  1. ^ "Karlovacko". Stawski Distributing. 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Povijest: naših prvih 150 godine". Karlovačka pivovara. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Proizvodi". Karlovačka pivovara. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  4. ^ Slučaj pivovara: Umro Zdravko Martinović
  5. ^ Pivovara: 'Ovo je tužan dan i gubitak za sve nas'
  6. ^ "Loše upravljanje krizom". Poslovni dnevnik (in Croatian). 

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