History

1940-1950

The plant was seriously damaged during the great Patriotic war. Only by 1953, Kropotkin brewers restored the plant and resumed production.

1970-1990

At this time, the plant was considered one of the best Breweries not only in Kuban, but also far beyond its borders. Kropotkin brewage was known and loved, people came for a glass of fresh beer from neighbour cities and regions. During the "perestroika" in the 90-ies the company experienced a series of owner changes, unscheduled stops and bankruptcy. That all changed in 2005…

2005

In 2005, Mikhail Khomenkov became the owner of the plant, whose main principle is production of high quality natural beer. Here begins a new life stage of the plant. Together with the partners (world renowned Danish company Holvrieka), the project on construction of a new plant using the technology of classical school of brewers and the cutting edge European equipment was developed and successfully implemented.

2010

On April 12, the construction of a new plant together with the Danish company Holvrieka was started. 13 cylinder-conic tanks with a heavy-duty cooling system and 6 bright beer tanks were installed. A new yeast station, filtration station, cutting-edge cleaning facility and brewhouse were constructed. A new malt mill was commissioned.

2011

In March, the foundation laying was launched for ten new Holvrieka cylinder-conic tanks.
New filling lines were installed.
Extension of the capacity of the boiler-house plant: up-to-date Korean steam boilers (Buster) were installed.

2012

Within the year a large scale work on installation and commissioning of new CCTs was performed.

2013

The foundation laying for installation of 14 new CCTs (cylindrical-conic tanks) 2000 HL each (made by Holvrieka, Denmark).
Installation and commissioning of the filling line for kegs (capacity - 200 kg/h - 50L; 240 kegs/h - 30L. Manufacturer: m + f keg-Technik, Germany).
Installation and commissioning of the blow molder for blowing 30-liter disposable kegs (SIAPI, Italy). The raw material used for this machine is preform (PETAINER, Czech Republic).

2014

The most up-to-date laboratory in the South of Russia was built from scratch. It performs the full cycle of quality control for raw materials and products of the plant: incoming, in-process and release controls.

2015

In 2015, 5 brand stores Krop-Pivo were opened including the first brand store in Krasnodar.
By the end of the year, the total number was 20.

2016

Construction of a new brewhouse (ZIEMANN, Germany).
In April, a large-scale upgrading of the blowing line was carried out: the domestic 1.5 l PET bottle blowing station was replaced with a modern station (SIAPI, Italy).

2017

Construction of a new filtration plant (M&l Consulting, Switzerland).