Year of investment
Number of breweries
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
Share of total beer market*
* Management estimates
Volume (hl 000)
litres per capita
* Source: Forecast figures for 2011 from Plato Logic, March 2012.
The Kőbánya Brewery Company, the Hungarian state brewer, becomes a private company
SAB Ltd acquires the Kőbánya Brewery Company
SAB purchases the Kanizsa Brewery
SAB merges its two Hungarian businesses to form Dreher Sorgyarak
Old technology, new applications
At Dreher in Hungary, an absorption cooling project was initiated to utilize surplus waste heat recovered from the boiling process. The primary use of this recovered energy is to preheat the wort on the way to the kettle where it is boiled.
Dreher Breweries Alcohol Responsibility Programme
The aim of Dreher Breweries‘ Alcohol Responsibility Programme was to initiate a dialogue on responsible alcohol consumption among Hungarian adults, the government and NGOs using a dedicated website at www.alkohol.info.hu.