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.
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.
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.
“Va-bank” (Ва-Банкъ) BIERBANK - we made a great party for our first anniversary!
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.
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.
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."
Rebranding. The time to make some changes.
We are modifying the visual of trade equipment.
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.
We are celebrating the 10th anniversary!
We brewed Belarus’ first ever Russian Imperial Stout!
We eventually started to sell beer in glass bottles!
Presents for real men! A tour of the brewery’s production departments included!
BIERBANK Russian Imperial Stout acclaimed as the best beer in Belarus in 2017 по версии Untappd!according to Untappd!
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!