History

1870 Rebirth of the Kozel brewery…

Count Ringhoffer bought the brewery in 1870.
Count Ringhoffer bought the brewery in 1870.
He was already one of the most successful factory owners in the area.
He was already one of the most successful factory owners in the area.

Historical records mentioning the brewery in Velké Popovice date back to the 14th century and some of them already complemented the great quality of beers produced here.

However, long and ongoing disputes resulted in the decline of the brewery, which was bought by František Ringhoffer in 1870. He was the mayor of the Smíchov district and a wealthy industrial magnate who liked facing new challenges. He rebuilt it and converted it using modern technologies and thus gave the brewery a new start.

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