Brewery: Pivovar Šariš

Saris beer bottleFirst brewed in 1967, the Šariš (pronounced sharish) products are a well known and trusted brand.  They’re now being produced by the brewery-giant SABmiller but the original recipes have not been touched.


Šariš 12%

Style: Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 5%

Produced using a two-phase fermentation from light malt, this is the pride of the Saris brand and was awarded 3 gold medals in the Monde Selection competition.



Šariš 11% Tmavý

Style: Tmavý
ABV: 4.1%

Saris’ dark beer.  It is brewed from four kinds of special malt and the best hops.  A perfect balance between sweet and bitter.



Šariš Svetlý 10%

Style: European pale lager
ABV: 4.1%

Saris’ light beer is also its first beer.  It’s an easy drinking, refreshing brew.



Šariš Red

Style: Polotmavý
ABV: 4.7%

Their newest beer.  It’s just as beautiful to look at as it is to drink.



Šariš Nefiltrované

Style: Unfiltered Bohemian pilsner
ABV: 5%

Saris is doing something very special with this.  It’s only available in selected bars on tap.  By removing the filtering process and using advanced tapping equipment, Saris is insuring this beer hits your glass as fresh as it can be.  Find a pub that serves this beer (click the “Nepasterizovaný Saris z tanku” button).


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Šariš Brewery

Pivovarská 9
082 21 Veľký Šariš
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Tel: 051 – 7772111
Fax: 051 – 7772110
topvar@topvar.sabmiller.com or office@saris.sk
Topvar website (Slovak only)
Saris Website (Slovak only)

Saris brewery


forklift carries a pallet of saris brewery beersIn 1964, the Šariš brewery was built and it quickly became the largest brewery and the largest exporter of beer in Slovakia.  As business boomed, Saris expanded.  They started producing and selling soft drinks and even had their own race car.

By 1983, they were producing one million hectoliters of beer per year.  They continued to be Slovakia’s largest brewery, which drew attention from SABMiller (the brewing company behind MGD, Pilsner Urquell, Fosters, and many other successful brews).

In 1997 SABMiller purchased the company.  Ten years later they were merged with Topvar, another successful Slovak brewery.  They continue producing the beers that made them so popular, using the same recipes.


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