Beer Kharkov. Brewery "Beer Legend"

The history of beer in the world goes back several millennia. The first mentions of it date back to the early Neolithic era. Already 6 years ago, people used technologies to turn bread into a fragrant drink.

The laurels of the inventors of the foamy drink belong to the Sumerians, then the Babylonians figured out how to improve the drink. They germinated the grain and then dried it to produce malt. In order to make the drink more aromatic, spices, oak bark, tree leaves, and honey were added to it. 

It was in the Middle Ages that hops were added to the drink. With its appearance, the taste of beer has improved, and its shelf life has become longer. Now it could be transported, and it became an item of trade. Hundreds of recipes and varieties of beer have emerged. Some scientists believe that the Slavs were the ancestor of hop cultivation, because in Russia already in the XNUMXth century beer brewing was widespread.

The history of the Beer Legend brewery began back in 1798, and already in 1878 its main building was built. The brewery belonged to Alexei Petrovich Olkhovsky. His beer was distinguished by its exquisite taste and aroma.

To whom we recommend to go on this excursion:

- students who will be interested to get acquainted with production from a professional point of view;
- corporate customers who can learn something for their company;
- and, of course, to all cheerful friendly companies and collectives, because this is really a very interesting, informative and tasty excursion!

In the excursion program: transport service by comfortable bus, excursion support, excursion to Brewery "Beer Legend", information about the company and its brands, visits to production workshops of the enterprise, acquaintance with the main stages of beer production, tasting, visiting a company store and buying souvenirs.

Would you like to see firsthand that beer is not made from powder and try different types of craft beer? Do you want to be charged with positive and good mood? Then go!


Kharkiv - Brewery "Beer Legend"

Duration of the tour

4 hours


We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person);

kulesh (from 60 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Excursion program

First listen to the fascinating story of the guide, and for a snack .... beer. By the way, there will be a snack too!
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The history of the origin of beer, as well as the appearance of wine, begins with ancient times.

Professionally brewing began to engage monks in monasteries. In the old days, this wonderful drink was drunk both by adults and children; it was considered tasty, curative and high-calorie. Since ancient times artisans-brewers brewed and sold beer in their workshops - the brovary.

Beer production is a real art, which needs to be studied for years. Modern production qualitatively combines Ukrainian brewing traditions with the latest technologies. 

Excursion to the Beer Legend production facility. Reviving old traditions and technologies of making Bavarian beer, brewers will offer all visitors not only to taste craft beer, but also to get acquainted in detail with the technological processes of its preparation.
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The brewery has its own history and great prospects. There is something to show and something to tell about. 

Sloboda Nemyshlya was located in a convenient place where then the river of the same name flowed, one of the tributaries of the Kharkov River. In 1865, Aleksey Petrovich Olkhovsky, a petty bourgeois from Zmiyov, founded a brewery on this place and was one of the first in Kharkov to start producing Bavarian beer. At that time, it was a revolution, since earlier Kharkiv residents preferred local foam - dark, viscous, very dense and sweet. Later, Olkhovsky began to brew beer in the Viennese and Czech style. So, in total there were produced three sorts: the cheapest "Stolovoe" beer of the Bavarian type, the expensive "Venskoe" and an intermediate position - "Czech". Olkhovsky was both the owner and the organizer of the production, and the brewer - he did everything himself, not following the fashion of inviting foreigners.
Olkhovsky's brewery remained the largest in Kharkov until 1872, when the Germans built the New Bavaria plant nearby, in the village of Grigorovka. If Olkhovsky employed 30 people, then at New Bavaria - up to 300. Two more large breweries, Rossiya and Malorossiya, were built by the merchant Ivan Yegorovich Ignatischev. Olkhovsky could not keep up with such strong competitors in terms of production volumes, but he kept a high level of quality. By 1889, he had won three medals at exhibitions, which are depicted on the labels.

After several mergers and acquisitions, by the beginning of the twentieth century, one large enterprise remained in the former settlement of Nemyshlya - a beer-honey brewery owned by Olkhovsky's children, Pavel and Maria. The history of the present Kharkov yeast plant, located in the same place and partly in the same premises, originates from this united enterprise. It was this building, which now houses the administration of the yeast factory and the revived brewery, was built by Olkhovsky in 1878.

The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"10 + 115 + 117 + 119 + 1
4 hour excursion450300270250


transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.


  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other excursion sites are paid additionally. Entrance ticket to the brewery with tasting - 200 UAH. paid additionally.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and entrance tickets before booking.
  • The tour is only for people older than 16 years.


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