Siberian Beer

Beer is a legendary beverage with a world history, the first mentions of which count thirteen thousand years. The history of Krasnoyarsk brewing begins since 60s of XIX century. The first mentioned in 1875 the brewery in that time was belonged to the merchant Florian Klepatsky. Later the plant was bought by Gennady Yudin. Revolution and Civil war stopped the production and only in the times of NEP the brewery began to return to life. Krasnoyarsk was growing and the capacities of the old plant was not enough, and on the right bank of the Yenisei in 1970 the second brewing production was opened. Later Karsnoyarsk brewing plan became a joint stock company Pikra. In 2015, after several years since merging with Baltika Brewery, the plant was shut down.

Since 2005 in the old historical brewery on the left bank reconstruction works were providing.

Modern Craft-U-Brewery was opened in 2010 in the historical building of the oldest brewery in Siberia.

Craft-U-Brewery is the successor to the oldest brewery in Siberia!
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The first mentioning of the brewery refers to May of 1875. According to statistics, in 1875 there were 2 workers. The sum of annual production was 2.500 rubles or 1.300 buckets of beer.
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Partnership approach was embedded as early as a hundred years ago.
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The best quality beer could be tested in all regions of Governorate. Various sorts of beer were brewed within the price range from 1.20 up to 3.00 rubles per bucket.
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The work at the brewery was manual and hard. The “Sibirskiye vesti” newspaper dated June 30th 1906 reported: “A worker had to stand for 10 hours by a brewing vessel on a cold floor at the temperature like in a bath-house.”
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During NEP period the “Pivovar” partnership was very lightly loaded.
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Through time, Krasnoyarsk beer and soft drinks production facility grew from a semi-artisan industry to a highly mechanized enterprise and became one of the biggest companies in Krasnoyarsk region producing beer and soft beverages.
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By 1945 the annual production of beer made up 450 thousands deciliters, and by 1975 it became 3 mln dals.
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No matter how it was called in different times: “Pivovar” partnership, “Krasnoyarsk beer and soft drinks production facility”, ‘Krasnoyarets”, “Pikra”, “Production №1” – this site kept the internal traditions of Siberian brewing. In course of 140 years time the brewery has become an integral part of Krasnoyarsk.
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How we brew our beer

To brew a really good beer we have joined together historical traditions and innovative technologies. e carefully select all the ingredients. We create not only classical lagers or ales but also experiment with new styles of beer and barrel aging.

Our brew-masters with love treat their product, manufacturing of which take from 45 up to 90 days.

Craft-U-Brewery today is

  • oldest brewery in Siberia
  • modern equipment and technologies
  • over 30 types of beer
  • unique mountain series
  • special berry series aged in barrels
  • Apple cider and Pear Poire
  • non-alcoholic beverages

Brew the best beer in Siberia

Create the beer the Siberians can be proud of Please the beer connoisseurs with new tastes and impressions Make the global beer consumption culture richer


Behindthe bar counter

We are a team of professionals, beer enthusiasts, masters proud of the quality of their product. We respect our customers and please them with new tastes and impressions. We aim at the future and want to make the global beer consumption culture richer.