Aldara alus darbnīca is the most up-to-date museum of beer in the Baltics and the very first one in Latvia. It is located in the historic Sarkandaugava,
Aldara Alus darbnīca is the most up-to-date museum of beer in the Baltics and the very first one in Latvia. It is located in the historic neighborhood of Aldaris in the outskirts of Riga, in Sarkandaugava. The beer museum welcomed its first visitors in May 2015, after large-scale reconstruction works and more than 1.5 M euros invested in the restoration of the historic building and creating the exposition of beer.
The interior of the museum accentuates the historic evidences and boasts the authentic brewing hall, which has been kept untouched since 1938. Its copper beer tanks preserved until nowadays represent a very rare exhibit.
The Beer museum is a good supplement to the brewery located in the other wing of the same historic building, where the most exclusive beers of Aldaris are brewed every day. The museum extends over three floors with a total surface of 800 square meters.
The museum offers its guests to discover the diversity and charm of beers brewed in Latvia and elsewhere, the secrets of brewing, and also to try hand at brewing. It also displays the collection of historic exhibits related to beer and relies on state-of-the art technologies to better introduce its visitors to the four basic elements of beer – water, hops, malt and yeast.
The historic brewery of Aldaris was reopened in the spring of 2014. The brewing of beer was resumed after an interval of several decades, and now every day the craft beer brands are produced here. The brewery’s team is working actively on developing a variety of new beers, and at least four new exclusive beer brands see the daylight here annually.
Old brew house
The old brew house is the heart of the Beer museum, where beer cattle’s dating back to the 1938 can be still seen. Modern technologies help us to find out more about the charm of beer’s four basic ingredients – water, malt, hops and yeast. The brewery is equipped with the necessary lighting to organize small one-person exhibitions, private concerts and