Following a three-year construction project in the city of Klaipėda, the
new facility opened its doors as the site of Švyturys Brewery – part of the
Carlsberg Group.

The joint investment, which was announced last year, strengthens the
partnership between Brooklyn and Carlsberg as they aim to “excel in the
European craft beer market”.

The renovated brewery will brew craft and speciality beers for the Švyturys and
Raudonos Plytos brands, created together alongside brewers from Brooklyn

Švyturys-Utenos Alus managing director Rolandas Virsilas said: “Today
the Švyturys Brewery embarks on a new journey, changing a closed and outdated
brewing space into a modern, open and social place – where it is all about
brewing the perfect craft beer.”

“Our ambition is to nurture and support the rich beer culture in Lithuania
and to make Švyturys Brewery the centre of this culture not only within
Lithuania but also in the entire Baltic region.”

“I am sure that this day also marks the beginning of a greater change within
the brewing market of Lithuania.”

Brooklyn Brewery president Robin Ottaway said: “In Klaipėda, we found a
passionate group of brewers who wanted to introduce new styles and flavours to
beer enthusiasts in Lithuania. It was natural for us to partner with
like-minded brewers, who also want to advance a good beer culture.”

Švyturys-Utenos Alus marketing manager Andrius Bagdzevicius added: “We
shall demonstrate the brewing process, educate about beer heritage and food
pairing combinations, as well as offer tastings to all visitors. From now on
brewing will be part of the socialising experience for guests. It will be a truly
special place in Klaipėda.”

Švyturys Brewery is the third major joint project between the Brooklyn Brewery
and the Carlsberg Group in Europe. They have also opened similar craft
breweries in Sweden, the UK and Norway.


Source: Fastmoving