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Our company, HEINEKEN Hrvatska, is a part of the world’s most international brewing company HEINEKEN and is the second largest beer producer in Croatia.

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Our beers are made from three natural ingredients – water, malted barley and hops. Together with yeast, these ingredients are used in a centuries-old brewing process to create high-quality products enjoyed by our adult consumers.

Grinding, mashing

The preparation of the barley begins with grinding to produce coarse powder called grist. Grist and water are mashed in boilers which create a sweet base for fermentation.

Straining, boiling

After mashing, wort is filtered and residue is removed. Wort is then boiled together with hops. The husks and other grains residue are not used in further process so we give it to the cows as a treat.

Precipitation, cooling

After boiling, wort is being cooled and precipitated. The cooling temperature must be optimal to prepare for the next process. Cooled wort is being pumped together with yeast into cylindrical-conical tanks for fermentation.

Fermentation, ageing

Fermentation is the process by which yeast breaks down sugar and produces alcohol with CO2 as a byproduct. After that, the yeast is extracted and the young beer is transferred to ageing tanks.

Filtration

Filtration is a process that removes remaining yeast cells and other ingredients from the aged beer to make it appear clear. Filtered beer is stored in pressure tanks where it is kept safe until the filling process.

Filling

And that's it! We fill bottles and cans with our fresh beer so you can enjoy it whenever you want!

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