Laško Brewery

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Beer filling line

Laško Brewery (Slovene: Pivovarna Laško) is the largest brewery in Slovenia. It is named after the town of Laško, where it is located.

Laško truck near the entrance of town

The brewery was founded in 1825 by Franz Geyer, a gingerbread baker and mead producer. After World War II ended in 1945, Laško was the fifth-largest in Yugoslavia, and by 1991 it was the largest among 28 Yugoslav breweries. It lost much of the Yugoslav market in 1991 after Slovenia declared independence and the resulting Ten-Day War, although sales rebounded during the 1990s.

In 2016 Laško and Union were formally merged into Pivovarna Laško Union d.d. under the Owner Heineken.[1]

Brands[edit]

Laško[2]
  • Zlatorog
  • Eliksir
  • Dark
  • Light
  • Jubilejnik
  • Club
  • Trim
  • Malt
  • Radler
A Laško beer in an icecold mug
Bandidos[3]
  • Cuba Libre
  • Ice
  • Tequila
  • Sun
iC Cider[4]
Oda water[5]

Laško Group also owns a few country`s most known beverage companies, including:

  • Pivovarna Union d.d. - the country`s second largest brewery with headquarters in the capital city - Ljubljana.
  • Radenska d.d. - the country`s largest water manufacturer, which produces the world famous mineral water - Radenska. Company's headquarters is in city of Radenci
  • Vital Mestinje d.o.o. - soft drinks manufacturer. Company's headquarters is in city of Podplat

The Group has also some other subsidiaries, but owns less than 50% of the companies: Mercator, Delo, Slovita, Jadranska pivovara, RA&LA and Firma Del.

The brewery participates in the annual summertime Festival of Beer & Flowers (Pivo-Cvetje) in Laško, one of the most popular events for tourists in the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laško and Union formally merged", retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Pivovarna Laško". www.lasko.eu.
  3. ^ "Bandidos".
  4. ^ iC Cider
  5. ^ www.neostudio.si, Design: Atelje Balant, www.a-balant.com / Interaction: Neostudio. "Oda". www.oda.si.

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