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  • 1946

    Uganda Breweries is registered.

  • 1950

    Production of the first beer in Uganda and our flagship brand, Bell Lager®, commences.

  • 1959

    East African Breweries Limited (EABL) acquires an interest in Uganda Breweries to allow both companies a regional presence as pioneers in the brewing industry in East Africa.

  • 1960s

    Uganda attained internal self-rule in 1961 and independence in 1962. At that time, Uganda was a confident country. At the time, a bottle of beer cost one shilling.

  • 1970s

    On Labour Day, May 1, 1970, in what came to be termed as the “Nakivubo Declaration”, President Milton Obote announced that the government was going to nationalise the economy.

    As a result, large companies like UBL were targeted for... Read More

  • 1980s

    The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) of Milton Obote returned to power in December 1980 and set about trying to revive the Ugandan economy. Economic policy took centre stage after 1981. The priority was the manufacturing sector... Read More

  • 1999

    Uganda Breweries is licensed to produce Uganda Waragi

  • 2004

    A Ugandan, Baker Magunda, is appointed Managing Director. Taking over from Chris Emptage.

  • 2006

    Uganda Breweries wins Silver President’s Export Award.

  • 2007

    Alvaro, the company’s first non-alcoholic natural malt drink, is successfully launched and records consumption of over eight Million bottles within the first three months following the launch in East Africa.

  • 2010

    Uganda Breweries installs a new packaging line with capacity of 50,000 bottles per hour.

    November 2010, Alasdair Musselwhite is appointed Managing Director taking over from Ivo Buratovich.

  • 2011

    Bell Lager wins Gold at the coveted Monde Selection.

    Bell Lager® receives a resounding nod from Uganda consumers as the best quality beer brand in the market as verified by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).

  • 2012

    Uganda Breweries becomes an affiliate of Diageo Plc.

  • 2013

    Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda commissions a 200,000 cubic liter overhead tank and water harvesting system in Mbarara Referral Hospital donated by Uganda Breweries in partnership with the EABL Foundation.

    Uganda Breweries celebrates 2,000 days of no Lost Time... Read More

  • 2014

    Uganda Breweries top brands, Bell Lager and Uganda Waragi are recognized by Private Sector Foundation as part of Uganda’s Top 52 brands.

    February 2014 - Uganda launches pilot partnership with Straight Talk Foundation as part of “Red Card - Zero Tolerance... Read More

  • 2015

    Uganda Breweries is named 5th Top Employer of Choice by Federation of Ugandan Employers 2014/2015.

    March 2015 - Bell Lager, Pilsner Lager and Uganda Waragi win Gold award at International Monde Selection.

    June 2015 - Uganda Breweries launches the... Read More

  • 2016

    Uganda breweries celebrated 70 years of existence which also coincided with the welcoming of a new managing director; Mark Ocitti, the 2nd Ugandan MD to be at the helm of Uganda breweries.

  • 2017

    Kampala City Authority Executive Director - Ms Jenifer Musisi and key stakeholders in the water sector commissioned Uganda Breweries Limited’s Expanded shillings 20b Effluent Treatment Plant.

    Uganda Breweries Limited awarded best employer of the year... Read More