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1915

United Breweries (UB) forays into brewing with 5 breweries in South India.

1944

First bottled beer is created under the label "Exports Beer".

1948

Mr. Vittal Mallya becomes first Chairman.

1950

Bangalore is made headquarters.

1960

Kalyani Breweries is set up in Kalyani, West Bengal.

1965

Kesarwal Beverages is set up in Goa.

1972

High Range Breweries is set up in Cherthala in Kerala.

1974

UB brand is exported to Aden and Middle East.

1978

Punjab Breweries is set up in Ludhiana, Punjab.

1978

Kingfisher Premium is launched.

1981

Kingfisher canned beer is launched.

1982

Kingfisher Lager is launched in the UK & USA.

1983

Dr. Vijay Mallya becomes Chairman.

1993

Punjab Breweries, High Range Breweries, Kalyani Breweries & Kesarval Beverages get amalgamated into UB.

1994

Premier Breweries gets amalgamated into UB.

1996

Bombay Breweries is acquired.

1999

Kingfisher Strong is launched.

2000

Associated Breweries and Mangalore Breweries are acquired.

2001

Inertia Industries (name changed to Millennium Beer) gets acquired.

2001

Scheme of arrangement for separating brewery business into a new entity is introduced.

2002

Enters a Joint Venture with Scottish & Newcastle UK and McDowell Alcobev Ltd. (name since changed to Millennium Alcobev Pvt. Ltd. – MAPL).

2002

MAPL acquires GMR Beverages, Empee Breweries. GMR, Empee and Millennium Beer become subsidiaries of MAPL.

2005

UB enters into strategic alliance with Scottish & Newcastle. Scottish & Newcastle acquires equity shares of UB and becomes an equal promoter.

2005

Brewery business of Associated Breweries gets demerged into UB and Mangalore Breweries is amalgamated into UB. Associated Breweries continues to hold investments and remain​s a subsidiary of UB.

2006

Karnataka Breweries is acquired.

2006

Karnataka Breweries, London Pilsner Breweries and London Draft Pubs is amalgamated into UB.

2007

​Greenfield breweries in Chopanki, Rajasthan and Khurda, Odisha commence operations.

2008

Kingfisher Blue is launched.

2009

Heineken NV acquires control over Scottish & Newcastle, and Heineken becomes promoter of UB.

2009

Kingfisher Ultra is launched.

2010

Greenfield brewery in Sangareddy District, Andhra Pradesh, commences operations.

2010

Heineken breweries in India come under the Management of UB.

2010

MAPL and four breweries of MAPL subsidiaries are amalgamated into UB.

2010

Associated Breweries and UB Nizam Breweries are amalgamated into UB.

2011

UB Ajanta Breweries and Chennai Breweries are amalgamated into UB.

2012

Greenfield Brewery in Nanjungud, Karnataka, commences operations.

2012

Heineken is brewed by UB in India.

2012

Scottish & Newcastle India is amalgamated into UB.

2014

UB acquires brewery assets i.e. land, building, plant and equipment in Shahjahanpur, Rajasthan.

2015

Greenfield Brewery in Naubatpur, Patna, Bihar commences operations.

2015

Kingfisher Ultra Max is launched.

2016

Kingfisher Buzz is launched.

2017

Kingfisher Storm is launched.

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