The “Moscow Beer And Non-Alcoholic Drinks Plant” (the name “Ochakovo” will be used later) was built in order to serve the visitors of Olympics-80 with beer and soft-drinks, because at the time the obvious shortage of beer, kvass, soda and mineral water was particularly acute. These goods in the Soviet Union were “in deficit” and for International event of such grand scale as Olympic Games it was necessary to quench the thirst of guests from around the world without shortages. The new plant was conceived as the largest in Europe and the Soviet Union.
It was officially opened on December 18, 1978. At first it was producing only "Zhigulevskoe" and "Stolichnoe" beer. But a year later it began production of soft drinks as well, under its own brands and also under the Pepsi and Fanta brands. This is the only precedent in the world when one company produced simultaneously both PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company drinks.
Having a success with beer and soft-drinks, in 90s the “Ochakovo” technicians started working on the production of the traditional Russian kvass, but on an industrial scale. Employees of the plant traveled to the villages of Russia where they collected recipes and afterwards created the "Ochakovskiy" kvass. Based on the materials of the same expeditions in 2013, our technologists developed the “Family Secret” white kvass as well. Ochakovo is still the only major producer of kvass using home-made double fermentation technology, and that is why "Ochakovskiy" kvass, which you can buy in our shop, is still the best on the market (and, probably, in the entire world ????)!