Aldaris Brewery

Carlsberg Group in Latvia

The Aldaris Brewery in Riga, which was founded in 1865, became part of a joint venture (BBH) owned 50% by Carlsberg in 1992. Since 2008 it has been owned 100% by Carlsberg.

Today Aldaris is the leading and most developed brewery in Latvia.

Aldaris was the first company in Latvia to gain ISO 9001 certification and it won the first Latvian Quality prize in 1997.  Aldaris produces more than 17 different light and dark lager beers based on traditional recipes. This includes the beer that carries the company's name – Aldaris – which is the oldest and one of the most popular beer brand in Latvia.

In latest years, Aldaris takes part in the industry’s most important competitions whose awards are highly prized across the globe. The most prestigious of these are the Australian International Beer Awards, World Beer Cup and the European Beer Star Award.


Key Facts

Breweries: 1 (craft brewery)
Market Position: 1
Market Share: 30%
Carlsberg Ownership: 100%


Aldaris Brewery
44, Tvaika St.
LV-1005 Riga

Tel: +371 702 32 00
Fax: +371 702 32 24



Managing Director, Švyturys-Utenos, Aldaris and Saku Breweries

Rolandas Viršilas

Media Relations

Director of Corporate Affairs, Švyturys-Utenos

Dainius Smailys

Tel +370 5 2 398122

Key Dates

1865 Aldaris Brewery founded
1992 Aldaris becomes part of a joint venture owned 50% by Carlsberg Group
2008 Aldaris becomes part of Carlsberg Group

Did you know that...?

  • Aldaris means brewmaster in Latvian