Cyprus was the first country outside Denmark to be granted a Carlsberg brewing licence. This happened in 1967, mainly due to the effort and investment of Mr Photos Photiades, Chairman and founder of the brewery.
The Carlsberg brewery in Cyprus was built in 1969. It was welcomed by the Cypriot public as it ended a longstanding monopoly and gave consumers an international, premium quality beer brewed on the island.
Today Carlsberg is recognised and sold as "the number one selling beer in Cyprus". The main competitor is the local brand Keo. As well as the production of high quality beer, Carlsberg is also known as one of the island's leading sponsors of sports and music events.
Beer consumption in Cyprus is very seasonal, with the highest volume in the summer when tourists boost demand.
1967: Carlsberg licence granted to the brewery
Consumption per person: 59 litres
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