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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.


Traditions and Innovations is our motto!

We are devoted to make our products a benchmark in quality while sticking to our traditions and ancient recipes. Our work is based on expectations and values of our customers, professional attitude, and wide experience of our personnel. Our personnel are passionate about the work they do. They introduce new ideas and innovative solutions in their everyday work that give birth to new tastes!

We adhere to the principles of efficiency and sustainability. We just want to be the best in our business!



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The ILGEZEEM brewery is an active and successful participant of festivals and exhibitions. For its achievements in quality the brewery received awards at:

Concurso Internacional de Cervezas Artesanas 2018 (CICA):

Beer Porter – Best Beer, Grand Gold Medal
Beer Extra – Gold Medal
Kraftbeer Honey – Silver Medal

Baltic Beer Star 2017:

Sweetbeer Original – Gold Medal
Malt beverage Porter – Silver Medal
Malt Beverage Original – Silver Medal
Sweetbeer Ginger – Bronze Medal
Dark Beer – Bronze Medal
Riga Beer – Bronze Medal

Baltic Beer Star 2016:

Veselības dzēriens Original – Silver Medal
Kvass Porter – Silver Medal
Kvass Original – Bronze Medal

Baltic Beer Star 2015:

Medalus Original – Bronze Medal
Medalus Cranberry – Silver Medal
Medalus Ginger-Cannabis – Bronze Medal

At the fairs in Moscow, Warsaw, Riga, Anuga 2015 in Cologne, Grüne Woche 2015, 2016 in Berlin, Carnival of Cultures 2016 in Berlin and Beer Mile 2015, ILGEZEEM brewery achieved a public and jury recognition and acclaim.

At the Riga Beer Festival in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 the brewery was ranked first in sales.
At the fairs in Russia the brewery got prizes for excellent taste and quality.