By Agamemnon Trifonos
Photos Photiades Breweries Ltd is one of the two major brewing companies in Cyprus, operating a state of the art brewery in Nicosia that could well be rated among the most technologically advanced by international standards. The company is today proud to have been the first ever to produce (under license) Carlsberg outside Denmark and a frequently awarded Carlsberg brewery worldwide.
Photos Photiades Breweries have initiated Brewery tours on a pilot basis. For the moment it is only by invitation and exclusively for for press and professionals.
Photos Photiades Breweries are planning to open their plant for tours sometime around September this year. (We will give more information when available)
The tour started with a warm coffee at the entrance where we got to know each other, the groups are more or less 10 people.
We have gathered in the reception area and moved upstairs to the Bottling and Packaging plant where our guide briefly explained the function of every piece of machinery we could see.
Then we moved to the brewing room where the brew master explained the whole brewing procedure which is followed by Carlsberg.
The last stage of the tour took place in the underground press area where the Photos Photiades Brewery quality controller explained the methods used in order to keep the quality of the final product at high standards’.
After a short beer tasting and some tips from the professionals on how to appreciate and taste beer, we arrived at the brewery’s pub.
The rest is history…
The Photo gallery
*Photos courtesy of Photos Photiades Breweries
We would like to thank Photos Photiades Breweries for the invitation.