There several large Lithuanian breweries, which export their beers worldwide and have won numerous international awards for their brews. For instance, Švyturys (pronounced shwee-too-reese; it means "Lighthouse") brewery beer was awarded a Gold medal at the World Beer Cup competition in May 2012 as the best beer in the world of Dortmunder lager style.
Those who prefer different types of brews can also be spoilt for choice.
(Note: if you visit any of the brewery sites below, you will be asked whether you are at least 18 years old - legal drinking age. If you are, click "Taip" (means "Yes") to access the site.)
The flagship brand ofLithuanian beers, Švyturys was founded in 1784 and received its first beer award in 1883. After a recent merger with Utenos Alus, it is now the largest and most awarded beer maker in Lithuania.
Praising itself for using extra pure underground water for its beer brewing, this brand is well liked for its classic labels such as "Utenos Auksinis", "Porteris", "Pilsener" and others.
This recently re-branded almost two centuries old brewery has made a strong come back into the beer market by positioning its beer as fresh - wherever you drink it.
Historical and very old (founded in 1665) brewery, which is well valued by beer enthusiasts.
Known for its thick, bitter beers made with unique yeasts, centuries old recipes, and higher alcohol content. Positions its beers mostly for male consumers. Macho beer it is!
One of the well established brands, now promoting its beer for friends' gatherings, outdoor camping and new generations.
Not keen on mass production commercial beer brands? There are dozens of microbreweries in Lithuania waiting to be discovered!