SARAJEVSKA PIVARA Beginning of industrial development in BiH began opening the Sarajevo Brewery on May 24, 1864. Sarajevo Brewery is the only European production of beer, that did not stop working during the era of the two empires: the Ottoman and Austro-Hungary. At the end of the 19th Ages Sarajevo Brewery production reached 22,000 Hl, before World War II, production was 116,000 hl in 1916 rose to 150,000 Hl until 1980. The Sarajevo Brewery has recorded a steady growth which declined in the period since 1980. to 1984. The objective of the Sarajevo brewery's annual production and distribution million Hl alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Achieving a high level of quality of products is our permanent commitment. In past years, the Sarajevo Brewery is its orientation directed towards the export of its products, which has achieved remarkable results. The finest beer from Bosnia! Sarajevo beer is the best known and most successful brand of BiH. Today, Sarajevo beer is present in Albania, Austria, Australia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Macedonia, Italy, USA, and negotiations are ongoing for a number of other countries.
It is made from barley malt, with a characteristic aroma of the hops. Water is an indispensable ingredient of Sarajevo beer. Water quality is constantan and unchanging in time almost 150 years long. Lighter bodied than the ’normal’ version but seemingly more flavor. Some bittering on top of a smooth and crisp, very light, malt base. Some character, to the positive side of average in the region.
Banja Luka Pivara Banja Luka Brewery was founded in 1873. Founders of the Brewery were German monks from the Trappist monastery order Mariastern, located near the brewery, and it is known that the Germans have always been connoisseurs of beers and brewing technology. At the same time Trappist monks founded the hospital in which addicts were gived brandy and beer. They had to drink four liters of beer a day. After the second world war the brewery was nationalized and become the property of the state. At the end of 2004 was brought from state and start to invest in modernization and expansion of production facilities, which is todays Banja Luka Brewery. One of the small breweries, which was initially used only for the purposes of the monastery, has grown into a large and modern brewery whose production capacity is sufficient to supply the entire BiH market . Banja Luka brewery is, with the latest technology and production of Nektar beer by the original manufacturer's recipe. Biggest one in Bosnia. When drinking Nectar beer with 5% alcohol and 11.4% of the extract, the mouth will feel the astringency and bitterness, and also a pleasant sweetness. It will compliment ĆEVAPI or Trappist cheese.
Euro Pale Lager Medieval Monk's Authentic 350-year-old Recipe of The True Nektar! Introduced to the market in 1960. Since 1978, Nektar has won 7 gold, 10 silver and 4 bronze medals at the Monde Selection international competition in Brussels. It is exported to Britain and Canada. In 2009 Nektar, that was positioned as the leading brand in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been granted the status of Supebrand.
Citluk Winery Winery is the biggest winery in B&H with a keeping and elaboration capacity of 110 000hl of wine per year. The winery owns over 300 ha of its own vineyards, consisting mainly of Zilavka and Blatina, recently credited with plantations of two most famous world cultivators, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Herzegovina Vino d.o.o Mostar, strategic partner of the Citluk Winery, owns 100 hectares of vineyards, mainly Blatina, Zilavka and Vranac. The overall quantity of grapes from these vineyards is turned into win in the cellar of the Citluk Winery with the latest winemaking equipment. The Citluk Winery buys excess grapes off the market of Zilavka and Blatina from area of Herzegovina. A famous dry white wine produced from autochthonous cultivator of grapes "Zilavka'' with addition of ''Krkoshia''15% that grows in particular area position, in the region of Mostar. Evidence of its long tradition and fame, is the declaration from King Tvortko (1353),where he said how he drank good wine in Suha- today city of Citluk. This is a reason for having this year printed on the label.
Kameno A drier white wine with a great balance of fruit flavors and acidity. A long-lasting finish. Somewhat remoniscent of a Sauvignon Blanc. Zilavka Mostar Rapidly becoming the hottest new white wine from this area, its earthy tones and semi-dry flavor make it great as an aperitif or paired with seafood or pasta with white sauce. Essences of citrus fruit and melon with longering finish. Reminds one of Pinot Grigio. Blatina
A hearty, dry red wine wit a bold nose and strong aromas of fruit, Blatina has long been a revered wine in the Balkans, but is rapidly gaining popularity here for its rich, bold, fruity flavor and strong finish. Somewhat reminiscent of a Syrah, it goes great with steak or pasta with red sauce. Vranac Another offering of the traditional varietal of the Balkans. Some ruby red color and plum and cherry nuances with slight black pepper finish. Nice firm tannins. Again reminiscents of a Petit Syrah, and best paired with lamb or game meats. Romanca A delicious blens of Vranac, Blatina and Cabernet Sauvignon resulting in tasty wine with the essence of mixed fruit particlary strawberry & raspberry. A great summer sipper. Semi sweer and reminiscent of a soft Pinot Noir.
Herceg White Wine Citluk Herceg is delicate fresh wine with its recognizable fruit – flower aroma. It is a mixture of native sorts of grapes Zilavka, Bena and Krkosija. Wine is yellowish - green color, dry and sometimes with left-over of unfermented sugar. It goes perfectly with sea fruits, cheese and smoked ham, fish dishes, lamb and roast veal, but also with cakes. It is drunk cooled at the temperature from 8-10°C. Hercegovacka Blatina A high quality red dry wine coming from the region of Mostar. It is made from Blatina grapes with the addition of Alicante bushe, Gamay colouriser, and bullaces. Its well balanced ingredients make a specific type of red wine that gives it a Mediterranean character. The flavor is dominated by dryness, very little bitterness, good fullness of taste and a balance of alcohol 12% and total acid 5,7 g/l. Served on the temperature of 18¨C, it goes well with venison, blue cheese and consumed with spicy Parma ham gives "a taste for Gods". Hercegovacki Vranac At vineyards locations by the river Nevetra, down stream below Mostar spread plantations of Vranac. Extremely good conditions for wine growing have given grapes of top quality. Wine production is done through the most modem producers in Winery Citluk, giving recognizable aroma and character to the sort wine Vranac. It is best served room temperature and tastes delicious with roast meat, game dishes, smoked ham and cheese. Dark red colour, 12% alc. It tastes good with beef-steak, game dishes, smoked beef-meat and cheese.It is to be drunk at 18-20°C temperature.