Pivovarna Union d.d. is one of the largest joint-stock enterprises in Slovenia with a brewing tradition dating back to 1864. With their state-of-the-art technology and equipment, premium-quality ingredients and years of expertise they brew the best beer in the country and produce a wide range of refreshing non-alcoholic beverages as well. History buffs and devoted beer lovers like us have the possibility of taking a guided tour of the brewery that the Kosler family started to build in 1864 and experiencing the whole production process – from brewing to packaging and storing of beer – as well as visiting the Brewery Museum that was established in 1986. It was the first museum of brewing in Slovenia and one of the largest on the European continent, but that’s not all it is: in 2014 Pivovarna Union extended its offer by opening ‘The Union Brewery Pub’ set in the old malting plant building. The Pub soon became the place to be on the Slovenian Beer Scene and is nowadays also popular with foreign guests who cherish the local experience and love trying something new. Another change that is shaping the future of the brewery is also the fact that in 2015 Heineken acquired a majority stake in Pivovarna Union d.d. With their joint powers they now intend to fully follow market trends, further improve the existing product ranges as well as develop and introduce new ones. We look forward to seeing what’s next!
Arranging accommodation within walking distance of Pivovarna Union is easy. The closest hotel is Hotel Lev, which is perfect for anyone looking for classical elegance and modern comfort. It is also a great meeting hotel, with its largest hall welcoming up to 400 guests. In the near vicinity are also lovely hotels like Hotel Slon, City Hotel, Grand Hotel Union and a number of others. Although Ljubljana is a small city, it offers a wide range of apartments and hostels suitable for every wallet and taste.
MEET IN STYLE
The Union Experience unveils a rich mix of history, technology and pleasure. It is an amazing experience ideal for incentives, or just as a part of a social programme within the remit of a conference, congress or meeting. It can definitely be that “icing on the cake” you might have been looking for. Depending on the time and level of curiosity you can decide between Union Experience2 and Union Experience3. The first programme includes a museum visit with a free glass of beer that can be enjoyed later at the Union Brewery Pub, while the second programme also adds a guided tour through the production facilities, where the secrets of beer production and the other beverages of Pivovarna Union are revealed. If you are looking for a get-together in a pleasant brewery style atmosphere, the Union Experience is definitely something that will bring a smile on the faces of your clients, not to mention quench their thirst “Union style”…
TOP 3 INCENTIVE IDEAS
1. Beer tasting – indulge your taste buds with a variety of different beers brewed by Pivovarna Union and served nice and cold in the Union Brewery Pub. Enjoy a selection of culinary creations that complement the different types of beers or surprise your guests with à la carte dishes prepared in front of their eyes at the pub’s open kitchen.
2. A walk through the beer history – Understand the significance of beer brewing by visiting the Brewery Museum. Learn how the brewing process has changed over the years.
3. Beer is brewed in Union heaven – Find out how professionals brew beer. Visit the production and take a walk through a technological process of brewing, packaging and storing of this globally popular beverage.