LT
1902-1934
1934-1944
1944-1990
1990-Now

BREWERY “Bergschlösschen”

1902

The history of Kalnapilis began in 1902, when on January 1, the German landowner Albert Foight brewed the first batch of beer at the Bergschlösschen brewery in Panevėžys, the centre of Aukštaitija, famous for its brewing traditions.

The founder of the brewery
Albert Foight
 The first employees of the brewery

The name 'Bergschlösschen' in the mother tongue of the founder meant 'a small castle on a hill'. The brewery got this name because of its unusual location: it was built in an empty field on the bank of the Nevėžis River on a high hill.

BREWERY “Kalnapilis”

1940

In 1940, the Kalnapilis brewery was nationalised and operated on a small scale, as most of the men who could work were called up for war.

1935

It was not until 1935 that Bergschlösschen was renamed Kalnapilis.

 Kalnapilis beer vendors advertised beer, 1935.

BREWERS ASSOCIATION KALNAPILIS

1960

The biggest renovation work on the company began in 1960. The manual work was replaced by machines and the old brewery buildings were replaced by new factory buildings.

1988

In 1988, the reconstruction project of the bottling department was prepared at Kalnapilis Brewery.

1944

The brewery has over a hundred years of brewing experience, the brewery did not stop operating even during the wars. As a result, Kalnapilis is the only Lithuanian factory that has never stopped producing beer since its foundation.

1970

In 1970, a new malting plant was built, capable of producing up to 10,000 tonnes of malt per year.

BREWERY „Kalnapilis“

1992

In 1992, the Kalnapilis Brewery was privatised by 3,600 shareholders.

1996

In March 1996, Kalnapilis became the first brewery in Lithuania to start advertising Lithuanian beer: the newly released Kalnapilis Dvaro. Lithuanian jazz star Arina appeared in the clip ‘Look for the Best’ broadcast on several national televisions. Later, the best Lithuanian basketball player of all time Arvydas Sabonis and musician Gytis Paškevičius took part in the promotion of this beer.

New Kalnapilis beer
family, 1996

2003

The brewers of Panevėžys
were the first to pour
Lithuanian beer into cans.
Kalnapilis has invested
LTL 3.5 million in the first
can filling equipment in
Lithuania. In March 2003,
Kalnapilis Export
and Kalnapilis 7.30 in cans
were introduced.

In 2003, Kalnapilis
was the first in Lithuania
to produce Ice type
beer in clear glass bottles.

1990

In independent Lithuania, Kalnapilis was among the leaders in brewing: it offered many innovations, new types of beer, and made Lithuania famous for its delicious beer. The brewers received a well-deserved reward for improving the taste of beer: the best beer experts in the world awarded Kalnapilis beer with the highest awards. Kalnapilis became the first fully modernised brewery after the restoration of Lithuania’s independence. The now customary embossed bottles, into which many breweries pour beer, and beer cans were also a novelty introduced by Kalnapilis. Today, almost all types of beer brewed by Kalnapilis have won awards.

1998

The first beer producer in
Lithuania to implement
an international quality
management system
according to the
ISO 9001: 2000 standard.

Today, the usual profiled
beer bottles were first introduced
to the market in 1998
by Kalnapilis.

2002

In 2002, Kalnapilis celebrated its 100th anniversary as a member of a new family. The company was acquired by The Danish Brewery Group, which also owned Vilniaus Tauras, as well as the legendary brewery Faxe.

2004

In 2004, Kalnapilis Original
beer was awarded gold in
the prestigious World Beer
Cup awards.

2007

From 2007 to the present day, Kalnapilis actively supports Lithuanian sports clubs and pays special attention to the teams of Panevėžys.

2010

In 2010, the Kalnapilio-Tauro
Grupė was awarded the WIPO
International Award for
Innovation.

2018

In 2018, a new non-alcoholic beer was introduced on the market, created using special yeast that does not produce alcohol in the production process.

2021

In 2021, the taste of Kalnapilis Original was once again awarded the highest 3-star rating in the Superior Taste competition.

2021

Kalnapilis Nealkoholinis
is the official sponsor of the
Lithuania men’s national
basketball team.

Since 2007, Kalnapilio-Tauro Grupė has been supporting the campaign ‘Maltesers’ Soup’ and other social initiatives.

2008

A new, green glass Kalnapilis bottle was introduced in 2008: the unique shape and embossed drawings marked the beginning of a new era in bottle production.

2019

In 2019, a new design was created and introduced to
the Kalnapilis product family.

In 2019, Kalnapilis
Nealkoholinis won a
bronze award at the
prestigious European
Beer Star Awards.

In 2019, during blind testing, more than 6,000 respondents recognised Kalnapilis Nealkoholinis beer as the most delicious beer in Lithuania.

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BREWERY “Bergschlösschen”

1902

The history of Kalnapilis began in 1902, when on January 1, the German landowner Albert Foight brewed the first batch of beer at the Bergschlösschen brewery in Panevėžys, the centre of Aukštaitija, famous for its brewing traditions.

The founder of the brewery
Albert Foight
 The first employees of the brewery

The name 'Bergschlösschen' in the mother tongue of the founder meant 'a small castle on a hill'. The brewery got this name because of its unusual location: it was built in an empty field on the bank of the Nevėžis River on a high hill.

BREWERY “Kalnapilis”

1935

It was not until 1935 that Bergschlösschen was renamed Kalnapilis.

 Kalnapilis beer vendors advertised beer, 1935.

1940

In 1940, the Kalnapilis brewery was nationalised and operated on a small scale, as most of the men who could work were called up for war.

BREWERS ASSOCIATION KALNAPILIS

1944

The brewery has over a hundred years of brewing experience, the brewery did not stop operating even during the wars. As a result, Kalnapilis is the only Lithuanian factory that has never stopped producing beer since its foundation.

1960

The biggest renovation work on the company began in 1960. The manual work was replaced by machines and the old brewery buildings were replaced by new factory buildings.

1970

In 1970, a new malting plant was built, capable of producing up to 10,000 tonnes of malt per year.

1988

In 1988, the reconstruction project of the bottling department was prepared at Kalnapilis Brewery.

BREWERY „Kalnapilis“

1990

In independent Lithuania, Kalnapilis was among the leaders in brewing: it offered many innovations, new types of beer, and made Lithuania famous for its delicious beer. The brewers received a well-deserved reward for improving the taste of beer: the best beer experts in the world awarded Kalnapilis beer with the highest awards. Kalnapilis became the first fully modernised brewery after the restoration of Lithuania’s independence. The now customary embossed bottles, into which many breweries pour beer, and beer cans were also a novelty introduced by Kalnapilis. Today, almost all types of beer brewed by Kalnapilis have won awards.

1992

In 1992, the Kalnapilis Brewery was privatised by 3,600 shareholders.

1996

In March 1996, Kalnapilis became the first brewery in Lithuania to start advertising Lithuanian beer: the newly released Kalnapilis Dvaro. Lithuanian jazz star Arina appeared in the clip ‘Look for the Best’ broadcast on several national televisions. Later, the best Lithuanian basketball player of all time Arvydas Sabonis and musician Gytis Paškevičius took part in the promotion of this beer.

New Kalnapilis beer
family, 1996

1998

The first beer producer in
Lithuania to implement
an international quality
management system
according to the
ISO 9001: 2000 standard.

Today, the usual profiled
beer bottles were first introduced
to the market in 1998
by Kalnapilis.

2002

In 2002, Kalnapilis celebrated its 100th anniversary as a member of a new family. The company was acquired by The Danish Brewery Group, which also owned Vilniaus Tauras, as well as the legendary brewery Faxe.

2003

The brewers of Panevėžys
were the first to pour
Lithuanian beer into cans.
Kalnapilis has invested
LTL 3.5 million in the first
can filling equipment in
Lithuania. In March 2003,
Kalnapilis Export
and Kalnapilis 7.30 in cans
were introduced.

In 2003, Kalnapilis
was the first in Lithuania
to produce Ice type
beer in clear glass bottles.

2004

In 2004, Kalnapilis Original
beer was awarded gold in
the prestigious World Beer
Cup awards.

2007

From 2007 to the present day, Kalnapilis actively supports Lithuanian sports clubs and pays special attention to the teams of Panevėžys.

Since 2007, Kalnapilio-Tauro Grupė has been supporting the campaign ‘Maltesers’ Soup’ and other social initiatives.

2008

A new, green glass Kalnapilis bottle was introduced in 2008: the unique shape and embossed drawings marked the beginning of a new era in bottle production.

2010

In 2010, the Kalnapilio-Tauro
Grupė was awarded the WIPO
International Award for
Innovation.

2018

In 2018, a new non-alcoholic beer was introduced on the market, created using special yeast that does not produce alcohol in the production process.

2019

In 2019, a new design was created and introduced to
the Kalnapilis product family.

In 2019, Kalnapilis
Nealkoholinis won a
bronze award at the
prestigious European
Beer Star Awards.

In 2019, during blind testing, more than 6,000 respondents recognised Kalnapilis Nealkoholinis beer as the most delicious beer in Lithuania.

2021

In 2021, the taste of Kalnapilis Original was once again awarded the highest 3-star rating in the Superior Taste competition.

2021

Kalnapilis Nealkoholinis
is the official sponsor of the
Lithuania men’s national
basketball team.