(formerly Bravo International)
Heineken Breweries acquired Bravo International's breweries in 2002.
Note:- Bravo International Brewery was 100% foreign-owned and started in 1993 producing soft drinks and cocktails-in-a-can, and is still the leader in its field. In 1998 the company built a brewery in St. Petersburg and sold its first Russian beer in 1999, it became one of the top ten breweries in Russia.
A selection of previous products from Bravo International
- with their marketing
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Strength: 4.5 % abv
Gravity: 12 %
Our standard lager is well-balanced mix of premium malt and German Hallertau hops. The beer is nicely balanced and finishes with a light and enjoyable bitterness.
Strength: 4.0 % abv
Gravity: 10 %
Recognising that many people truly prefer the light and fresh flavor of draft beer, we developed our Botchkarev draft style lager in July, 1999 when the average daily temperature was hovering around 30 degrees. The beer has proven to be a very popular one for it is pleasingly light and accompanies any kind of food.
Strength: 8.5 % abv
Gravity: 17 %
Our strong lager is very popular one here in Russia. It is very similar to our standard lager but much more malt is used. It is this extra bit of malt and slightly longer fermentation time that gives the beer the added kick making it 8.5% alcohol and with a gravity of 17.5%.
Strength: 5.2 % abv
Gravity: 12 %
Our dark lager is a welcomed change from most Russian dark beers for rather than having a heavy sweet flavour, dark Botchkarev starts with a hint of malty-sweetness and rounds itself out quite robustly with a roasted after-taste. The roasted flavours come from the high-quality chocolate malt that we use for this brew.
Strength: 5.5 % abv
Gravity: 12.6 %
The Christmas beer is golden lager that finishes with a thorough hoppiness but only after a strong malty start. The beer is rich one with a mouth-filling quality that leads everyone first trying it to comment-"it really has a very nice body..."-and then three bottles into any evening and holiday festivities become rapidly more festive for the 12.6% gravity does tend to sneak up on you