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Upper Silesia Brewery

Upper Silesia Brewery, also called Browary Górnośląskie w Zabrzu, is in Zabrze, Poland and owned by the Van Pur brewery conglomerate.



Industrial brewery in Zabrze was founded in 1860 year. The founder and first owner was Loebal Haendler. In 1896 the family transformed the company into a joint stock company under the name Oberschlesische Bierbrauerei Aktien Gesellschaft vormals L. Haendler (Upper Silesian Brewery Joint Stock Company, formerly L. Haendler). In 1920, the plant was taken over by Ostwerke AG in Berlin. In 1928 the following year the owner of the brewery has been brewing the German concern de:Berliner-Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei (Schultheiss-Patzenhofer AG), which owned it until World War II. The brewery operated under the name Schultheiss-Patzenhofer-Brauerei, Abt. Hindenburg, and since 1938 as a member of Patzenhofer.

During World War II, the brewery buildings were destroyed. It was rebuilt in the years 1958 - 1963. In 1963 they established Zabrzańskie Betting Beer-Malt, in which the addition of the brewery in Zabrze, entered the factories in Siemianowice Slaskie, Bytom, Racibórz, Rybnik, Częstochowa and Gliwice. In 1975, the company adopted the name of the Upper Silesian breweries and combined them with breweries in Tychy in 1981.

In 1991, after privatization, the brewery in Zabrze was transformed into a company wholly owned by the State Treasury under the name of Upper Silesian Plant Brewing SA. However, the firm struggled financially and in 1999 declared bankruptcy. They survived restructuring and were purchased by Van Pur Group in 2005. After massive upgrading, the plant currently brews 680,000 hectolitres of beer every year.


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  • References

    Upper Silesia Brewery Wikipedia

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