2006

January - December

In 2005 we came up with an idea to open a brewery for the sports bar 5:0. In May we visited the brewery exhibition in Sochi and made up our mind about the supplier of equipment. Our choice fell on the Austrian company Salm. In winter 2006 we reconstructed the premises for production and in May started the installation of equipment. In December, brewers from Salm arrived for training and production start-up.

2007

9 February

The official opening of the BIERBANK brewery took place on February 9. In March, our first types of beer appeared in the bar 5:0.

2007

May

In May 2007, for the first time in Belarus, draught beer appeared in the retail network. Our first place of sale was the newly opened Korona Hypermarket.

2008

February

“Va-bank” (Ва-Банкъ) BIERBANK  - we made a great party for our first anniversary!

2008

June

The editors of the popular English-language website and eBook publisher - Smashing Magazine - offered their readers the best, in their opinion, packages of goods among which was our package.

2012

9 February

We are celebrating five years of experience, and are still committed to our core principles of beer production, never moved a whit away from the Beer Purity Law - Reinheitsgebot! No chemical additives or preservatives, only pure water, German malt from Wayerman, German hops from Joh.Barth&Sohn and yeast.

For the 5th anniversary, we released two new beer types – BIERBANK Honey and BIERBANK Porter.

2015

December

The craft movement begins to invade Belarus. Our first IPA and New Year presentation was “Kruzhechka pod elochkoi” (literally “Beer jug under your Christmas Tree”)

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Benjamin Franklin

2016

January - December

Rebranding. The time to make some changes.

2016

May

We are modifying the visual of trade equipment.

2016

July

In 2016 was a 500th anniversary of the Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot). The Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV Wittelsbach passed Reinheitsgebot in Ingolstadt on April 23, 1516. The law established rules for the production and the trade of beer.

For this anniversary we released two new types of beer: Quincentenary and Belgian ale.

2017

9 Fabruary

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary!

2017

Fabruary

We brewed Belarus’ first ever Russian Imperial Stout!

2017

Fabruary

We eventually started to sell beer in glass bottles!

2017

Fabruary

Presents for real men! A tour of the brewery’s production departments included!

2017

25 December

The first in Belarus stout aged in oak barrels of bourbon!

Presentation in CRAFTMAN, for more detail, see...

2018

January

BIERBANK Russian Imperial Stout acclaimed as the best beer in Belarus in 2017 по версии Untappd!according to Untappd!

2018

April

Tour of Germany.

We got acquainted with German sommeliers and carried out a tasting of our beer. We also tested the best, in their view, beer in Germany.

At the Crew Republic brewery, we shared best practices of beer production, compared the types of beer and measured the amount of alcohol in our stout.

We are deeply grateful to Paul Judt and Waldemar Janzen for their assistance!

2018

July

Now our beer is available in Moscow in 69 pints pubs!

For more detail, click here...

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To be continued...