The tradition of brewing beer in Banská Bystrica began as early as 1501 and is now being followed by the modern brewery built in the Radvaň - Kráľová, which began operating on 13 August 1971 as Pivovar Urpín (Urpin Brewery) with the production capacity of 350 thousand hectolitres of beer per year.
Company Banskobystrický pivovar (The Banskobystricky Brewery) now builds on this tradition. On 1 May 2007, in order to restore the esteemed position the brewery had in the past, the new company management initiated a general renovation of the brewery including estructuring the technological equipment and revitalisation of sales and marketing activities. The company invested more than 4 million EUR in the general renovation and modernisation of the technological equipment of the brewery. After years of stagnation, the brewery has finally set out on the road to prosperity and development. Banskobystrický pivovar is a good example of how a Slovak company with no foreign capital can produce an excellent product, invest in technologies and support employment in the region of Central Slovakia, even in current difficult times.
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Banskobystrický pivovar (Urpiner Beer)