Bulgaria's brewery 'Boliarka VT' (Veliko Turnovo) launches beer export to the USA, money.bg informed.
First quantities of beer will go to the gambling Mecca of Las Vegas this spring, reported Anton Nenov, executive director of 'Boliarka VT'.
The state of Nevada was chosen due to the biggest Bulgarian colony in the States.
The export will include almost the entire portfolio of the brewery - light, dark and special beer.
The brewery works in Veliko Turnovo city (Central Bulgaria) is the biggest beer exporter in Bulgaria. Last years' export was 58,000 hectoliters ('Bolirka VT' - 33,000).
About 6% of the produced pivo is for the foreign market, mainly for South Romania. The export started in April last year
Greece and Spain also import Bulgarian Boliarka beer.
According to the brewery data the sold beer in 2007 is 10% more compared to the previous year. The brewery stands at 4th place in the country.
The incomes from sales for 2007 were 35 million BGN (17 million EUR). Round 3 million EUR will be invested in 2008 in new equipment and repairs of storage rooms.
by Blaga Bangieva