16 Baltika Brewery in Samara

Baltika Brewery in Samara

Posted on July 26, 2010 by team


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Have you ever been wondering about how the Russian beer is brewed? And, by the way, not just the Russian one. Except a few popular Russian brands of beer, such as Baltika, Jigulevskoe and Nevskoe, Arsenalnoe, Yarpivo there are some foreign ones also brewed over here (among them are Tuborg, Asahi, Kronenbourg 1664 and Carlsberg.)

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After passing the security post along you can see an enclosed court.

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Brewing section building on the left with barrelling warehouse and finished products warehouse on the right.

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The process of beer brewing begins at the grain elevator. By the way, Baltika company is the second largest owner of train cars in Russia after RZD monopoly.

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The process of brewing is carried out by machines. At first, grain gets into a grinder, then into a malt mashing machine, where it is being separated as well, and then, eventually, into a boiling vessel.

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It is very hot in the boiling shop. Simultaneously there can be brewed as many as 3 types of beer.

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You can watch how the process is carried out through the special window.

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Brewing section operating room.

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Fermentation room. Actually, all fermentation vessels are covered with ice; this is needed for proper temperature maintenance.

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A set of compressors is located in the room under them.

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Then we go to the bottling line. At first they clean and sorting out bottles.

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Bottles are waiting to be bottled and float over to the bottling shop.

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16 Responses to “Baltika Brewery in Samara”

    • Kirov says:

      The darkest Baltika gets its color because it is filtered through asbestos filters. When my friend told me this [he was working in that factory] I swore never to drink the stuff again.

      No cancer for me. Those guys are scum, will do anything to get money. And inspectors are bribed so do nothing.

  1. DougW says:

    mmm beer :)
    Coors factory in Golden Colorado, USA is similar in equipment. But this one looks much larger. Only one type of beer?

  2. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Neat! I always enjoy pictures of various factory processes. Thanks!

  3. YJ says:

    Yes lets get drunk and drive.

  4. George Semel says:

    Well what about Duff?

  5. OLUT says:

    Yum yum Beer!!! Hooray, beer! BEER.

  6. Testicules says:

    This is the best thing Russia produces.

  7. Spongebobtotherescue says:

    what you don’t see is the russian zombies circling the factory

  8. YJ says:

    I wonder how many employees have lunch on the production line.

  9. Cracker says:

    I’ve had Baltika beer – it is quite good.

  10. Kartul says:

    Baltica in Samara. Hihii .. :)
    Why wont you call the beer Samara then?

  11. amerikanyetz says:

    How do you say “natty ice” in russian?

  12. jack says:

    Baltika, russian?
    Yeah, right.
    Owned by Carlsberg Group.

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