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Beer Name: A. Le Coq Premium Extra (Viru)
Beer Type: Pale Lager
Alc.: 5%
Brewery: Tartu Olletehas
Origin: Tartu, Estonia
Added: July 2009
Rated: Yes
The origin of this brewery is a bit unusual. The company was founded in 1807 by the Le Coq family in Germany. After trading a lot with the Russian market the brewery finally moved to settle in Tartu over 100 years later (1912). In 1941 the brewery changed its name to Tartu Olletehas. In this period the company was mainly producing beer to the German army, but today it is the biggest and oldest brewery in the country, and the beers are exported to a number of European countries, hereunder Denmark. In 2007 the brewery celebrated its 200th anniversary.