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Budweiser Budvar has completed extensive repair work on the bottling room building

11.8.2015 České Budějovice

Budweiser Budvar has just completed a full reconstruction of its bottling room building in Prague St. in České Budějovice. The bottling room building of 1972 was originally designed for the capacity of …

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Tomorrow, 120 years will have passed since the founding general meeting of shareholders of the “Czech Joint Stock Brewery in České Budějovice”

14.4.2015 České Budějovice

Tomorrow - on the 15th April 2015 - exactly 120 years will have passed since the founding general meeting of shareholders of the “Czech Joint Stock Brewery in České Budějovice”, which is the direct predecessor of today's Budweiser Budvar Brewery. The first general meeting approved the existing activities and procedures of the founding committee and elected the first ever board of directors, thus officially founding the brewery which gave the world one of the most famous Czech brands. Budweiser Budvar Premium Lager is exported to 70 countries, participating in Czech beer export by more than one fifth. During its existence, Budweiser Budvar has brewed almost 50 million hectolitres of beer.

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A limited edition of BUD beer made from fresh hops has finally matured

2.4.2015 České Budějovice

On Friday 29th August 2014, a third limited edition of special beer BUD B:STRONG was brewed in the Budweiser Budvar Brewery’s brewing house using fresh cones of Saaz “Žatecký poloraný červeňák” hops. They were harvested only several hours before on the “Splav” hop field in the cadastre of the hop-growing municipality of Blšany. Having an extraordinary long maturing period - 200 days, this exceptional beer will be drawn during the forthcoming weekend in selected restaurants in the Czech Republic, as well as in Italy, Germany, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.

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This year will be marked by commemorating the 120th anniversary of Budweiser Budvar Brewery’s founding

31.3.2015 České Budějovice

Budweiser Budvar Brewery, N.C. is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its founding. On 15th April 1895 the founding general meeting of shareholders of the “Czech Joint Stock Brewery in České Budějovice” was held. The first batch of beer - a mere 200 hectolitres - was brewed by the first brewing master Antonín Holeček on 7th October 1895. On the occasion of the anniversary, a series of events for both consumers and the general public are going to take place.

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Budweiser Budvar B:DARK campaign was awarded a Grand Prix in the prestigious competition “Art Directors Club Creative Awards 2015” as well as other awards

24.3.2015 České Budějovice

The advertising campaign for Budweiser Budvar Dark Lager B:DARK created by Kaspen/Jung von Matt advertising agency was awarded a Grand Prix in the competition of advertising creativity “Art Directors Club Creative Awards 2015”. Other communication activities of this agency for Budweiser Budvar Brewery were also awarded, as the panel granted them with three gold and one bronze prizes. Furthermore, Budweiser Budvar was named the "Client of the Year", i.e. a contracting authority, which supports the original and unique Czech advertising creative work most.

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Lager from Budweiser Budvar Brewery is consumed in the best bars around the world

17.3.2015 České Budějovice

For the first time in its history, Budweiser Budvar Premium Lager ranked second among the best selling beer brands in the world's best bars according to this year’s "World's 50 Best Bars" list, as published by the British specialist magazine “Drinks International”, which organizes the list. The editor of "The World's 50 Best Bars" is Hamish Smith. The list of the best selling beers was created by inquiring in bars, which came in the 1st to 100th  places in "The World's 50 Best Bars" list (ranking 51st -100th was not made public). Last year's export of Budweiser Budvar was the highest in the history of the brewery, as 813,000 hectolitres of beer were exported to 70 countries, which is annually 6% more.

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The sales of the SOMERSBY brand’s cider doubled last year

3.3.2015 České Budějovice

The cider of the Danish brand of Somersby accomplished a double year-on-year increase of sales last year. Adding a new flavour to the existing product range and introducing sales in barrels along with the increase of sales outlets resulted in this triumph. The upward trend should continue this year as well. The sole importer of the SOMERSBY brand to the Czech Republic is Budweiser Budvar, N.C.

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Budweiser Budvar’s brewmaster Adam Brož has received the Annual Award of the Czech and Moravian Beer Academy for 2014

2.3.2015 České Budějovice

Last week the Czech and Moravian Beer Academy presented its Annual Awards to the most significant personalities of the Czech brewing industry. Budweiser Budvar, N.C.’s brewmaster Adam Brož, Ph.D. won in the category of “Breweries with annual sales over 500,000 hectolitres”. The family of Mr. Karl Jan Kolarik received the 2014 Annual Award for a long-term contribution to the Czech brewing industry. Their cult “Schweizerhaus” restaurant located in Vienna’s Prater draws the largest volume of Budweiser Budvar lager in the world.   

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Last year Budweiser Budvar exported the most beer in its history

18.2.2015 České Budějovice

Budweiser Budvar’s last year's export was the highest in the history of the brewery, as 813,000 hectolitres of beer were exported to 70 countries, which is 6% more than in 2013. Historically the largest sales volumes were achieved in two most important markets - in Germany and Slovakia.  A significant growth was accomplished in some developed Western markets. In several countries the sales increased two to fourfold. In Russia, Budweiser Budvar achieved the highest volume since 2010, however at the end of the year, the export to this country virtually froze. The Ukraine noted an annual drop of 60%.

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The Pardál brand has prepared the first Czech online simulator of the brewery - the “Pivovař” (“Beermaker”) game

5.2.2015 České Budějovice

The Pardál brand has prepared for its fans as well as for anyone interested an online game called the “Pivovař” (“Beermaker”), which at the same time is the first Czech simulator of the brewery in the Internet environment. Besides being good fun, the game also has an educational function, as it shows the players how the beer is brewed, what ingredients are used and what problems can occur during the brewing.

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