The Sopron brewery was founded in 1895 by the merchants of the town and the owners of the brewery in Brno, relying on the Czech brewing tradition. In 1949 it was nationalized and from 1971 it was a part of the Magyar Országos Söripari Tröszt (Hungarian National Brewery Trust). It became independent again in 1982 and from 1988 it purchased some licenses of Austrian brands.
As a result of privatisation, the Martfű and the Sopron breweries were controlled by the Austrian Bräu-Union AG, who merged them under the name of Soproni Sörgyár Rt. (Sopron Brewery). At the end of 2003, Heineken N.V. purchased the Austrian parent, the Brau Union Group, and the Hungarian operation thus became a member of one of the world’s leading conglomerates. Show Less