Brewery Vizir

Our brewery produces very diverse and ingenious varieties of beer. We produce both low fermentation beers (lager) and high fermentation beers (ale). The latter varieties result from playful variations of different barley, wheat, and hops combinations. We pay special attention to the choice of top quality raw ingredients. When selecting hops we try to prioritize the exceptionally high-quality Slovenian hops but when we are looking for a particular aroma we reach for foreign aromatic hops from around the world.

Our brewery is also known for offering its costumers an innovative selection of beers. We like to explore exciting new brewing ingredients and people’s openness to different, unconventional tastes. This encourages us to occasionally brew honey beer made with local honey, chestnut beer made with handpicked chestnuts, or play with spices and additives of a perfectly natural origin and locally-sourced. Examples of this include beer with spruce tips, beer with an addition of mint, beer with ginger, beer brewed from potatoes and beans etc. Our imagination knows no bounds.

Our production keeps growing year in, year out and so does the quality, and the broad spectrum of our beers. The foundation of our business is a contented and driven work team that uses its energy to push the boundaries and build a stable and successful company. In 2016 we received a formal recognition of our work by being awarded a bronze medal for our pale ale beer at an international beer competition in Ireland.

We are the first brewery that offers the service of brewing beer for other brands, following their own recipes. Our partners use our facilities and together we are raising the bar for the drinking culture in Slovenia, and spreading the love of beer beyond our borders.

Just next to main road from Ljubljana to Črnomelj in Lokve village.
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