Year of investment
Number of breweries
Number of bottling plants
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
Foundation of Panama brewing and refrigerating company, parent company of CNSA.
Launch of the first national beer: Balboa.
Foundation of the first carbonated beverage company in the country: Canada Dry
Cervecería Nacional is formed following the merger of Panama's three largest breweries. Panama Brewing and refrigerating company, Milwaukee brewing and Atlantic Brewing and refrigerating company.
The company acquires the franchise to distribute Pepsi Cola along with a number of other prestigious soft drinks brands.
Cervecería Nacional becomes part of the Bavaria group.
SABMiller acquires Bavaria.
Nearing zero waste to landfill
In 2004, 17% of the solid waste such as cardboard, paper, plastic, PET bottles, wood pallets, Aluminium cans, paper and plastic bags and metals various, produced at Cervecería Nacional's brewery in Panama was sent to municipal solid waste landfills.