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What ever happened to piwo EB?

rumanu 2 | 15  
28 Sep 2009 /  #1
What ever happened to piwo EB?

when I was a child in Warszawa it was everywhere but haven't seen it for years (I just randomly came across some ads on YouTube which made me remember it)? I was always curious as it had an Aussie Coat of Arms on the logo.
jonni 16 | 2475  
28 Sep 2009 /  #2
The company who were producing it lost the right to the trademark.

If I remember the details, EB was a pre-war brand. The brewery was in Elbląg (EB = Elbinger Brauerai), the company's head office was in Kaliningrad. Post-war these ended up in different countries. The brewery in Elblag was producing EB. A brewery in Kaliningrad was also producing a beer called EB for the local market. They went to the European Court, and the Kaliningrad company won, because the company and trademark had been registered there.

This was what I was told by an Elbląg local. If anyone knows more, it would be interesting to hear.
polkamaniac 1 | 482  
28 Sep 2009 /  #3
"EB" was a popular brand of beer introduced by Elbrewery in 1993 and marketed toward young consumers. Although Grupa Żywiec no longer includes EB in its product line, the beer is still available in the United States, Germany and other export markets. Elbrewery currently produces the following beers: Specjal Jasny Pełny, Specjal Mocny, Warka Gdańskie, and Kaper.
jonni 16 | 2475  
28 Sep 2009 /  #4
That sounds a bit like something from their website!

I remember the EB that was produced in the 90s, until the lawsuit. It was nice beer too, as far as gassy Polish lager can be called nice! There's still an EB available over the border in Kaliningrad, but different stuff entirely.

Whatever happened to Heweliusz? That disappeared around the same time.
28 Sep 2009 /  #5
Whatever happened to Heweliusz? That disappeared around the same time.

After Grupa Zywiec bought Elbrewery they decided that they had no need for the Heweliusz brand, so they withdrew it from the market about three years ago.

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