Kompania Piwowarska

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Kompania Piwowarska is a Polish brewing group based in Poznań, established in 1999. Since 2017 it is owned by Asahi Breweries. Kompania Piwowarska currently has three breweries: Lech Browary Wielkopolski in Poznań, Tyskie Browary Książęce in Tychy and Browar Dojlidy in Białystok. Tyskie Browary Książęce (Princely Brewery Tychy), one of the oldest breweries in Europe, was founded in 1629.[1]

The three breweries have a total capacity of 15.1 million hectolitres.[2]

The company was owned by SABMiller since 2009. As part of the agreements made with regulators before Anheuser-Busch InBev was allowed to acquire SABMiller in October 2016, Kompania Piwowarska was sold to Asahi Breweries of Japan on December 13, 2016; the deal is expected to close during the first half of 2017.[3][4][5][6]

Major brands[edit]

Kompania Piwowarska currently controls 45% of the Polish beer market.[citation needed]


Lech Premium

The main Lech brands are Lech Premium a 5.2% abv pale lager, Lech Pils, a 5.5% pale lager and Lech Mocny a 6.2% strong lager. Lech controls 8% of the Polish beer market.[7] The Poznań brewary brews Dębowe Mocne (Oak Strong), which is 7%. Currently produced types are "Lech Premium", "Lech Pils" and "Lech Mocne" (i.e. Lech strong).


Tyskie is one of the best selling brands of beer in Poland, with around 18% of the Polish market.[8] Tyskie also has a world distribution. The main brands are Tyskie Gronie, a 5.6% pale lager, and Tyskie Książęce, a 5.7% pale lager.[9][10]


The main Dojlidy Brewery brand is the 6% pale lager, Żubr (European bison).

Brands produced in Poland[edit]

A can and glass of Dębowe Mocne
Brands produced by Kompania Piwowarska
Brand of Beer Alcohol
Tyskie Gronie 5.5 pale lager
Tyskie Klasyczne 5.0 pale lager
Tyskie z tanka 5.5 pale lager
Lech Premium 5.0 pale lager
Lech Pils 5.5 pale lager
Lech Free 0.5 non-alcoholic beer
Lech Shandy 2.6 shandy-style beer
Żubr 6.0 pale lager
Żubr Ciemnozłoty 6.9 pale lager
Dębowe Mocne 7.0 strong lager
Wojak Jasny Pełny 5.0 pale lager
Wojak Mocny 7.0 strong lager
Wojak Super Mocny 9.0 extra strong lager
Książęce Złote Pszeniczne 4.9 pale lager with wheat malt
Książęce Czerwony Lager 4.9 vienna lager
Książęce Ciemne Łagodne 4.1 dark lager
Książęce Korzenne Aromatyczne 5.0 winter beer
Redd’s Apple 4.5 pale lager
Redd’s Red 4.5 fruit beer
Redd’s Sun 4.5 fruit beer
Redd’s Cranberry 4.5 fruit beer
Redd’s Grapefruit i Ananas 4.5 fruit beer
Gingers Beer Classic 4.1 fruit beer
Gingers Cinnamon 4.1 fruit beer
Gingers Lime 4.5 fruit beer
Grolsch 5.0 pale lager
Pilsner Urquell 4.4 pilsner
Peroni Nastro Azzurro 5.1 pale lager
Miller Genuine Draft 4.7 pale lager


  1. ^ "1900–1999". Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  2. ^ "Kompania Piwowarska update". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  3. ^ "Asahi Group to buy InBev beer brands for $7.8bn". Financier Worldwide. Financier Worldwide. February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Anheuser-Busch InBev to Sell Former SABMiller's Central and Eastern European Business to Asahi". Bloomberg News. Bloomberg. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ Asahi Forks Over $7.8 Billion for 5 of AB InBev’s Beer Brands], Fortune, url=http://fortune.com/2016/12/13/asahi-ab-inbev-beer-deal/, 2016-12-13, Asahi Forks Over $7.8 Billion for 5 of AB InBev’s Beer Brands], Fortune, access date=February 3, 2017
  6. ^ Wells, Peter (December 13, 2016). "Asahi buys SABMiller's eastern European brands". FT. The Financial Times Ltd. Retrieved February 3, 2017. A figure of more than €5bn ($5.32) for SABMiller’s eastern European brands had been floating around in recent weeks as a likely price tag.
  7. ^ http://www.sabmiller.com/index.asp?pageid=149&newsid=1186[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Teather, David (2006-10-30). "3.2m pints of Polish beer sold in Britain". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  9. ^ Piwo Tyskie : Tyskie Browary Książęce => Kompania Piwowarska Archived 2008-06-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/kompania-piwowarska-(sabmiller)/2952/ RateBeer

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