Macedonian Thrace Brewery introduced the concept of Contractual Farming of malting barley in Greece in 2006, inaugurating a new era for Greek farmers and microbrewers. Our contractual farming partners are assured that their production will be purchased at a fixed price at the start of each season, while we can monitor and control every aspect of our production process, from “farm to table”.
Tuvunu was founded upon a simple premise: since Greece has been blessed with some of the world’s finest herbs, fruits and natural spring water, a combination of these key ingredients would inevitably result in the world’s finest soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages. Tuvunu has introduced the world to a new class of natural soft drinks that are good for consumers, producers and the local economy. That’s why “nothing compares” to Tuvunu!
Our desire to be self-sufficient, while being able to control the supply and quality of our basic raw material were the primary reasons which led us to establish our very own Malting Plant. One of the world’s most technologically advanced malting facilities that supplies our Thracian Malt to dozens of independent breweries throughout Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.
In April of 2017 our visitors center is ready. In May of the same year it opens its doors and hosts the first ever Independent Craft Brewers Roundtable (I.C.B.R.), an annual event where independent brewers from around the globe share their passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and above all, brewing great beer! Our visitors center is the starting point of all Macedonian Thrace Brewery’s tours and it’s the best place to enjoy Vergina beer directly from the source!!!
As a result of the tremendous success of Thracian Malt, we invested in an expansion of our malting plant which doubled its capacity in April of 2017, which has enabled us to cover the needs of 90% of Greece’s microbreweries, the Balkans, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel with world class malts from our fields in Macedonia and Thrace.
Our world class Research and Development Department was established in the Spring of 2017. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology (GC-MS, HPLC, atomic absorption, etc.) and in collaboration with Universities, Institutes and State Agencies, our R&D lab has the capability of analyzing soil and detecting heavy metals in the raw materials used in brewing, while offering various solutions for final product quality control.