From independence to the turn of the century (1991 – 2000)

From independence to the turn of the century (1991 – 2000)

A new state, a new political and economic system also meant a new era for the brewery.  With previous investments in the infrastructure, the brewery secured continuous operation and despite the drop in sales subsequent to Slovenia's independence from Yugoslavia, Pivovarna Laško sold again more than a million hectolitres of beer in 1994.

 

Pivovarna Laško, as a socially responsible company, expressed its gratitude to the people of Laško, who left an indelible mark in the history of the brewery and beer brewing itself, mainly by investing in the local infrastructure and cultural heritage of the town.  Through the nineties, the brewery helped in the renovation of the Tabor castle in Laško, of the Hotel Savinja (building of the original brewery), of the Laško Cultural Centre, and was actively involved in other projects in the local environment.

 

 

Laško is a beer with tradition. We have been brewing it for more than 185 years.
In 1889, after the company declared bankruptcy, it was purchased by a brewer from Žalec, Simon Kukec. This nationally conscious Slovenian went down in the Laško brewing history as an excellent organizer, financier and entrepreneur, fond of novelties. He established a new type of beer and the first beer brand - the thermal beer, which still exists today in a slightly different form.