Bavaria Brewery (Colombia)

Bavaria Brewery (Spanish: Cervecería Bavaria), formally known as Bavaria S.A., is a Colombian brewery company founded on April 4, 1889 by Leo S. Kopp, a German immigrant. In 2005, Bavaria Brewery became a subsidiary of SABMiller.[1] Before the merger, Bavaria was the second-largest brewery in South America.

Bavaria Brewery
FoundedApril 4, 1889 as Kopp’s Bavaria - Fabrica de Cerveza Alemana
FounderLeo S. Kopp
Area served
Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panamá, Peru, Spain
Key people
Karl Lippert
ProductsBeers, bottled water, fruit juices, malt beverages
OwnerAnheuser-Busch InBev
Number of employees
ParentAnheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
SubsidiariesÁguila Brewery
Andina Brewery
Backus & Johnston Brewery
Leona Brewery
National Brewery of Panama
Unión Brewery

Since 10 October 2016 when Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired the entire SABMiller company, the latter - including its subsidiaries such as Bavaria - has been a business division of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. SABMiller ceased to exist as a corporation.[2] SABMiller also ceased trading on global stock markets.[3][4]


  • Águila (pilsner, 4% alcohol by volume)
  • Águila Light (pilsner, 3.5% alc. vol., light variant of the above)
  • Andina (pilsener, 4% ALC. vol.)
  • Brava (pilsner, 6.5% alc. vol.)
  • Club Colombia (pilsner, 4.7% alc. vol.)
  • Costeñita (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
  • Costeña (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
  • Leona (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)
  • Pilsen (pilsner, 4.2% alc. vol.)
  • Póker (pilsner, 4% alc. vol.)

Other brands

  • Brisa (bottled water, both with and without gas) (Now controlled by The Coca-Cola Company)
  • Malta Leona (high-energy drink)
  • Pony Malta (energy malt beverage)
  • Tutti Frutti (fruit drink) (Now controlled by Postobón)
  • Cola y Pola (refajo)


  1. "SABMiller - Sustainable development - Where we operate - Latin America - Colombia - Overview". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  2. "Company Overview of SABMiller Limited". Bloomberg. Bloomberg. 14 November 2016. The company was formerly known as South African Breweries plc and changed its name to SABMiller plc in July 2002.
  3. Dill, Molly (10 October 2016). "Anheuser-Busch to complete acquisition of SABMiller today". BizTimes. BizTimes Media LLC. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. Nurin, Tara (10 October 2016). "It's Final: AB InBev Closes On Deal To Buy SABMiller". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 1 February 2017. SABMiller ceased trading on global stock markets last week
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