Beer manufacturing in Tērvete
begins in 1971.
Beer manufacturing "Tērvete" begins in 1971.
During time brewery was growing and developing. Thanks to the brewery workers susceptibility and love for this product, Tērvete beer has gained wide recognition among Latvian beer connoisseurs.
Our Beer Masters
Beer "Tērvete" is made of carefully selected, locally grown raw materials and experience of our experts that is collected during many decades. Te role of beer "Tērvete" in market of Latvia is not measured in makret share or sold liters. The main value is the taste of beer, which is popular in Latvia and beyond it's borders.
It is important for us to produce a reliable product. The quality approval is a nationally recognized trademark "Quality Product Latvia" or "Green Spoon", granted to beer "Tērvete".
All brewing processes are carefully controlled through the HACCP or food safety system, but the most important factor is our brewery specialists who know and respect the true taste of beer.
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The first kolkhoz brewery in Latvia, which enters the market to compete with state supported factorys in bottled beer manufacturing. Brewery "Tērvete ", as an auxiliary production sectora of kolkhoz "Tērvete", begins its activities under strict conditions: only barley grown in kolkhoz can be processed, but the labor force should not be from the kolkhoz workers.
Malt production is underway. The malt plant with a capacity of 1.5 tons per day was designed by LLA teachers. The whole process was handmade. The brewery equipment was manufactured in Latvia and served until 2015. The fermentation of the beer took place in the black metal cubes that were replaced in the 80s against stainless steel tanks. At that time all equipment was manufactured in Latvia.
At the begining the beer was filled in wooden barells. „Tērvete” was first small brewery, that started beer filling in 0.5 l glass bottles. Beer filling line was manufactured in Russiawith a capacity of 3000 bottles per hour. All handmade: 8 workers, 2 equipment regulators, work in one shift. Brewerys total capacity was 180 000 decalitrs per year.
The early 90s was a period inLatvia when new tehnological breaktrough could be done by many breweries and it was used also by brewery "Tērvete". It was a time when the latest technological information should only be gained from magazines that come out in Russia.
At the beginning of Latvia's independence, great opportunities were offered in our sector as well. Our specialists went to the brewery in West Germany. It was a very valuable investment in the development of our brewery.
A bottling line from Germany was set up.
We start beer filtration, before that we did only seperation, so now beer quality is improved.
Starting to fill a beer in KEG and that is an important condition for improving the quality of beer.
A new washing and filling machines for KEG barrels was set up and it works till 2014.
With Europe Union pre-accession fund SPRAD support brewery builds a new and modern CKT (central control tank) beer cellar with 16 tanks and sets up a new bottling line with capacity 6000 bottles per hour. This gave an opportunity to increase production volume.
New beer variety was created - "Tērvetes "Oriģinālais”, that is stronger beer with more intensive flavor bouquet and produced in longer maturing result. In 2005 the ministry of Agriculture rewarded our brewery with "Quality flag" which represents the hight quality and value of product.
In 40 years Tērvete Beer has conquered not only store shelves, but also people's hearts. The demand for the product has increased every year. Over the years, the company's core values have stabilized and become more visible.
Brand "Tērvete" symbolize Latvian fields, respect of ancestral values, hight quality and ecological thinking. New slogan "Come from own land!” was made.
Respecting the recommendations of many beer experts and lovers, a new product was created - unfiltered beer containing natural deposits (yeasts, proteins).
Another CKT beer cellar with 12 reservoirs was Built.
A new and moder worth production line was set up. It is equipped with modern and twice more powerful tehnology which can produce 42 m3 of beer worth in twenty-four hours.
To make a beer assortment more diverse new flavor was created - Tērvete "Dark" beer. For creation of these beer used three different kinds of malt (light, caramelized and roasted).
A new technological line for Kvass production was buil. Starting to manufacture two varieties of kvass - kvass Tērvete "Saimes" and kvass Tērvete "Godu".
A large warehouse for finished products was built. We can accommodate up to 1 000 000 bottles that contain 500 m3 of beer.
A modern PET bottle blow and bottling line with a capacity of 6,000 bottles / hour has been installed. Kvass filling in PET bottles is started.
A new product - drinking water is now a part of our assortment. Water is obtained from the underground water deposit approx. 60 m deep.
We are satisfied and proud of high appreciation we get from the beer makeing professionals and our loyal customers. As time passed many titles, awards and diplomas was received, they all reminds of our work investment and creates a history of beer "Tērvete".
- 2016International competition "Baltic Beer Star"Kvass Tervete “Godu”silver medal
- 2016Latvian beer prize (of year)Brewery "Tervetes AL"The year of Success 2016
- 2016International competition "Baltic Beer Star"Kvass Tervete “Saimes”bronze medal
- 2016International competition "Baltic Beer Star"Beer Tervete “Dark”silver medal
- 2016Latvian beer prize (of year)The largest increase in the beer market 2016
- 2016Latvian beer prize (of year)The Greenest company of the year 2016
- 2015International competition "Baltic Beer Star"Beer Tervete “Dark”gold medal
- 2014Latvian beer prize (of year)Brewery "Tervetes AL"The year of Success 2014
- 2014Latvian beer prize (of year)The largest increase in the beer market 2015
- 2013Latvian beer prize (of year)The Greenest company of the year 2013
- 2011Latvian Trade AssociationBeer "Tervete"The product of the year 2011
- 2011Latvian beer prize (of year)Beer "Tervete"The label of the year 2011
- 2010Latvian Trade AssociationBeer "Tervete"The product of the year 2010
- 2011Latvia beer festBeer "Tervete"Flavore of beer 3rd place