THE BEGINNING OF THE HISTORY
The history starts when in the middle of the 19th century businessman Rafailas Volfas founds a brewery. The business is taken over by his son Iseras Beras Volfas after the name of whom the brewery is named. The brewery is established in Vilijampole, suburb of Kaunas at that time.
In 1853 the enterprise becomes one of the first industrial breweries in the eastern region of the Baltic Sea.
Soon in the region of Carmelite Church by the Nemunas and railway station the predecessor of the brewery “Engelman” starts working. In 1894 I. B. Volfas and A. Soloveicikas buy the brewery belonging to Ferdinand Engelman. The new owners leave the name of the brewery. In parallel two breweries “I. B. Volfas” and “Engelman” are working, their beer is widely known beyond the limits of Kaunas Governorate; it earns the medals of international exhibitions and acquires recognition already at the end of the 19th century.