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Bavaria is founded in Bogotá.
Pilsen is launched. This is the oldest brand that Bavaria still has in the market.
Águila is launched in Barranquilla
Pony Malta is launched
Club Colombia is launched.
Bavaria lists on the Colombian stock exchange
Bavaria celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Bavaria starts bottling water under the Brisa name.
Bavaria buys UCP Backus & Johnston in Perú. Águila Light is launched.
Bavaria becomes part of SABMiller.
Bavaria is delisted from the Colombian stock exchange.
In October, Cervecería del Valle, the most modern brewery in Latin America, is opened.
Águila, Bavaria's showcase brand, celebrates its 100th anniversary.
We can all be parents
In Colombia, Bavaria promotes a zero-tolerance approach to selling alcohol to underage people through its We can all be parents campaign.
Partnerships to address water issues
To address water risk in Colombia, Bavaria works in close partnership with water experts and NGOs such as the Water Fund for Life and Sustainability, the German development agency, GIZ, and Corponor, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Northeast Frontier, to protect river basins, natural parks and local watersheds.
Turning bottles into bricks and roads
To reduce the environmental impact of its packaging, Bavaria sells 85% of its beer in returnable bottles. However, in distant parts of Colombia such as the Amazon region, the high cost of transport means that many of these bottles never actually return.