The history of the Ilgezeem brewery begins in 1863 when it was built by the Germans. Today, in 21st century, the brewery’s product is one of the most appreciated products in Latvia. 150 ago beer lovers did justice to the brands produced by the brewery: Berliner White, Bavarian, Marzen, Imperial, Münchener Cabinet and others. The brewery produces malt extract since 19th century and up till now.
From 1940 to 1980 the brewery had a justified reputation of the best dark beer and lemonade manufacturer in Riga.
However the political and economical situation of 1991 caused dramatic change in the national economy of Latvia which resulted in complete stop of production process at the brewery.
In 1997 the brewery was acquired by SIA ILGEZEEM – a team of sheer professionals truly committed to their work. It was then when upgrading of the brewery was initiated.
We began from the production of soft malt drinks brewed and fermented by special technology. Then we successfully implemented production of naturally fermented kvass.
In 19 years our kvass and malt products have won a reputation of the favourite drinks in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany.