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Macks Ølbryggeri, the worlds northernmost brewery, was founded in 1877 by Ludwig Markus Mack.
Mack started producing sodas.
Lauritz Bredrup becomes managing director.
After large investments in 1920 – 1922, the production doubles four times.
The opening of Ølhallen,
Tromsø’s oldest pub.
Beer cartel in Norway. Mack’s sales district was Troms and the West Finnmark.
Large parts of the brewery were destroyed by fire.
Mack opened a conserves factory, which remained until the 1960’s.
Reinhold Bredrup becomes managing director.
Mack started producing for Coca-Cola.
Mack expands the buildings several times until 1998.
Ludvig Mack Bredrup
Ludwig Mack Bredrup becomes managing director.
Haakon Bredrup became managing director.
Polar Beer (Isbjørn) and Arctic Beer gets to be the first beers on the North Pole.
Polar Beer (Isbjørn) and Arcitc Beer gets to be the first beers on the South Pole as well.
The beer Haakon is launched prior to the Olympic Games in Lillehammer 1994.
The requirements for effective internal and external logistics have undergone enormous change over the years. Mack has gone from an awkward system with buildings spread around Tromsø to, in 1998/99, all functions being combined under one roof.
Harald Bredrup becomes managing director.
Mack’s microbrewery opens.
The brewery celebrated its 125th anniversary.
Mack gets the prestigious, Norwegian design award “Merket for God Design” for the first time in 2003. Later there will be many more design awards.
GullMack and Bokøl
Wine farmers from the Champagne district in France earned exclusive rights to the name Champagne. As a consequence of this our soft drink Fruit Champagne had to be changed. This resulted in a playful addition to our range of product – Fruktsjimpanse!
The construction of a new factory begins.
Mack moves into new, modern premises and the capacity was increased.
The beer Isbjørn (Polar Bear) relaunches and quickly becomes Macks best selling beer brand.
The administration moves into new, modern offices built on top of the old bottling plant in Tromsø.
Ølhallen now serves Norwegian quality beer from 67 taps, which makes it Europe’s longest draft bridge.
Mack changes distribution form, and is now more available nationwide.
Mack celebrates 140 years.