Baltika Beer (Baltica Beer)
from Baltika Breweries
Baltika beer has become synonymous with Russian beer - it is one of Russia's best selling and is available in almost every Russian city. The Baltika brand itself accounts for over 30% of the Russian market.
Baltika Breweries was started by joint venture company Baltic Beverages Holdings (BBH). This was formed in 1990 by Scandinavian companies Orkla from Norway, and Hartwall of Finland. In 2003 control shifted and BBH was a 50:50 owned joint venture between Carlsberg A/S and Scottish & Newcastle plc.. Baltika Breweries controlling hand was changed again 5 years later, since the start of 2008 Carlsberg became the sole owner.
BBH has 19 breweries - 4 in the Baltic countries, 3 in Ukraine, 1 in
Kazakhstan and the remaining 11 are based in Russia,
a few key locations include:
- St. Petersburg - the largest of its kind in Europe
- Baltika-Don in Rostov-on-Don
- Tulskoye Pivo in Tula
Baltika started exporting its beer in 1999. It now exports its
products to more than 50 countries including all CIS and Baltic countries,
with limited distribution in Europe; including countries
such as Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, France
and Switzerland. Mongolia, Israel, USA, New Zealand and
Australia also get some degree of supply.
A selection of Baltika products - with their marketing description:-
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Strength: < 0.5 % abv
Gravity: 10 %
Baltika 0 Non-Alcoholic is the ideal choice for beer lovers in various situations in life. According to the best traditions of brewing it contains only malt, water and hops. This beer is brewed for you.
Strength: 4.4 % abv
Gravity: 11 %
Baltika Light brewed from selected malt. This beer is distinguished by its light colour and pleasant malt and hops taste. This beer is brewed for you.
Flavours did include:
Cherry (Strength: 2.8 % abv, Gravity: 12.7 %)
Lemon (Strength 2.3 % abv, Gravity: 11.2 %)
Orange (Strength: 4 % abv, Gravity: 13.4 %)
Coffee (Strength: 2.8 % abv, Gravity: 12.6 %)
Strength: 4.8 % abv
Gravity: 12 %
Baltika Classic is a Russian beer with a wonderful taste of malt and the aroma of hops. Its popularity among beer lovers is justifiable. This beer is brewed for you.
Strength: 5.2 % abv
Gravity: 15 %
Baltika Original Dark beer has a harmonical bread flavour of a caramel mould. This beer is brewed for you.
Strength: 7.0 % abv
Gravity: 17 %
Baltika Porter is brewed to the traditional recipe from the high quality caramel malt. Beer with the taste for true connoisseurs. This porter beer from Russia is brewed for you.
Strength: 5.4 % abv
Gravity: 12.5 %
Baltika 7 Export is distinguished by its pleasant malt taste. It is an elite type meeting the highest requirements for genuine beer lovers. This beer is brewed for you
Strength: 5.0 % abv
Gravity: 12.5 %
Baltika Wheat - Unfiltered Russian beer. Contains special yeast, which gives beer a non-transparency and creates a rich taste. This beer is brewed for you.
Strength: 8.0 % abv
Gravity: 16.5 %
Baltika Strong light beer brewed from selected ingredients according to the newest technology, its a unique combination of the strength of the beverage and the lightness of drinking. This beer is brewed for you.
Strength: 5.2 % abv
Gravity: 13 %
Baltika Jubilee is a special Russian beer, it is brewed from selected malt for the anniversary of the brewing company. Elite quality of beer is rended by its unforgettable taste and original recipe.