Humpolec, South Bohemia, Aug 15 (CTK) – Czech family brewer Rodinny pivovar Bernard raised sales to Kc383.5m in H1 from Kc327.8m in Jan-June last year, its output growing by 17.4 percent or 27,874 hectolitres to 187,900 hectolitres of beer, the brewer’s spokesman Zdenek Mikulasek told CTK today.
The output has been steadily growing, however, Rodinny pivovar Bernard still ranks among small to mid-sized breweries, with a 2 percent share of the Czech market, Mikulasek said.
Foreign sales made up 25 percent of the total figure, growing by a quarter on the year, and Slovakia was a major export destination.
Keg beer constitutes nearly 60 percent of beer sales, the rest is bottled beer. The higher share of keg beer sale is very important for the company as such sale is more advantageous for beer producers, said Mikulasek.
Creating a customer centre is one of the planned investment projects. “There’s a big interest in (visiting) the brewery. About 8,000 people take part in excursions a year, although we don’t advertise them,” Mikulasek said.