The UB Group
It was the late 19th century. Beer was delivered in bullock carts in casks called “hogsheads“. Consumers were mostly defense personnel. Over hundred years have passed. Beer from United Breweries is now delivered all over the world, catering to the needs of consumers across generations and continents. From modest, local beginnings, the UB Group has transformed into a global conglomerate.The Castle Brewery which dates back to 1857 (the year of the Indian mutiny) was set up for the European planters scattered over the Nilgiris. So was the Nilgiris Brewery Company. The British Brewing Corporation set up in Madras (1902) catered to the elite of the port town of Madras while the Bangalore Brewery Company had been supplying beer for the troops stationed at Pune and Bangalore since 1885.