On the picturesque banks of the river, Secret is a small town Mykulyntsi. Its history goes back to ancient times. In 1996, all residents solemnly celebrated 900 years of our glorious Myculin (historical name).
The first mention of Mykulinka (the historical name of Mykulin) is given in Vladimir Monomakh's "Teachings" in 1096. A trade route from Halych to Kyiv passed through Mykulyn. In the XIst. the town was part of the Terebovlya principality, in XII to Halychyna, and from 1199 - in the Halychyna-Volynskyy principality. From 1387 Myculin became part of the Galician lands under Polish rule. From 1595 it became a city fortress on the basis of the Magdeburg law (the right of free, duty-free trade and self-government). Later, King August III issued a second confirmation of this right. Convenient geographical location contributed to the development of various crafts many centuries ago.
The date of the founding of the plant is 1457, because in historical sources it is mentioned that in 1457 the Polish King Olbricht and the German Duke Tierran were marching on the Moldovan farm. King Olbricht stopped in Terebovlya and the German governor in Mykulyntsi. Then Tierran sent a Polish king to taste Mikulinec beer.
Our ancestors, knowing the conditions of beer production, this ancient drink, chose this fertile place because there are sources of natural healing water, which is the main component of good beer. Later, in 1698, there was mention of Mikulinets beer, but already in Austrian archives.
During the visit. owners of Mykulynets with all the lands, the castle, the shops, and the brewery were Polish magnates Zborivsky, Sinyavsky, Lubomirski. In the 17th century, workshops were established in Mykulyntsi. Artisans of one profession formed societies or unions called workshops. But after the Mykulynts in 1675 suffered the invasion of the Turks, who subjected the city to devastating destruction, there were very few representatives of one profession among the townspeople. Therefore, some workshops consisted of masters of different professions. At that time, there were five workshops in Mykulyntsi: weaving, tailoring, cobbler's, shoemaking, butcher's and potter's shops. These workshops included people who were engaged in various crafts.
In the second half of the XVIII century. a large part of the Mikulinets lands was taken over by Polish magnate Ludwig Potocki. In 1761-1779 a baroque church and a magnificent palace were erected at its expense.
Church of St. TrinityAll Mykulinets workshops were subordinated to the owner of Ludwig Potocki and were obliged to do different works for her. The documents describe an interesting fact: that the apprentice, who was taken into the masters - was required to do the expensive test work. So the apprentice jeweler had to make the expensive thing of gold-trimmed with precious stones at his own expense. He was also required to provide a generous lounge for all craftsmen. So in Mykulyntsi, when taken into the craftsmen, the apprentice had to bring in cash 24 zlotys, 8 pounds of wax, 4 quarts of vodka and a barrel of beer and make dinner for the members of the shop. Even this fact shows that beer was still a respected drink among the locals. Mikulinka in those days was a typical then small town.
Subsequently, the Mykulynts became the property of Baron Konopka. Another document, the Spokesman for the Ternopil Scientific Union, for 1895 stated that there were three breweries in the Ternopil district in 1894: in Biala, Mykulyntsi and in Zagreb in Ternopil. At that time they produced respectively 11580, 8362, 3913 hectoliters of beer. From Konopka, the city passed as given to the daughter of the Baron, to Count Ray.
A documentary mention of the Mykolaiv brewery is found in the sixth volume of the Dictionary of Geography, published in 1885 in Warsaw. The list of artisans of the town also mentions the owner of the brewery. From the Directory of the Industrial and Commercial Kingdom of Galicia for 1906, we learn about his name - Count Mieczyslaw Ray. The local brewery's beer was a must-have drink at dinner parties, evenings and receptions for local nobles and visiting guests.
The brewery was privately owned by the Counts of Ray until the mid-1920s. According to the document found in the archive, we know that Count Ray's brewery in the early twentieth century. produced barrel and bottle beer of the best variety of such varieties as Lounger, Firm, and Bok.
The funds of the Ternopil Regional State Archives have a record that in 1925 (after Count Ray's death), 15 workers worked at the brewery. And already in the "Book of Polish Address" for 1928, it is stated that the owners of Mykulinec brewery are "Awerman I. and Cisowski Michał and the union". Obviously, it became a joint-stock company, which its new owners bought into the Countess.
A large fire occurred in Mykulyntsi in 1903. Brovar also suffered from it. Therefore, in the following years, reconstruction is being carried out here. New premises are emerging. So in 1928 a new brewery, a drying house, and a malt house were built.
The Życie Provincji newspaper, dated June 9, 1936, mentions the fire that took place on June 6 at a brewery in Mykulintsi, with partner partners Eichenbaum Herman and Moses Linczyc of Ternopil. The note indicates that the brewery was completely destroyed by fire, and several barley wagons were burned down. The losses were estimated at 65 thousand zł.
Information statistics of the war and postwar years gives us the names of the heads of the enterprise. During the German occupation, the plant was headed by Kobyliansky. Then the directors were:
1944 - Plotnik MV 1945 - Zeiler R.
1946 - Fanfar K.J. 1946 - Usatyuk K.
1947 - Tsishevsky M. 1949 - Izotov IM
1952 - Dongukov I. 1952 - Shinkarenko MI
1958 - Gadalin MF 1963 - R.I.
1972 - Bondar A. 1973 - Kobernitsky R.I.
1980 - Trach Ya.V. 1982 - Nogal IV.0
1984 - Yakimenko VI 1985 - Bundza PM
1987 - Deineka PI 1991 - in. at. Troyan SM
1993 - Troyan SM
Some managers made a significant contribution to the construction of the plant. Thus, under M. Gadalin, a new premises for drying and refrigeration workshops were built; I. Vodopian reconstructed the malt, built a grain warehouse, laid a garden; Under R. Kobernytskyi, a fermentation-camp basement was completed, after which the output of beer increased from 450,000 to 980,000 decaliters. At the same time, the boiler room is converted to liquid fuel (fuel oil). A new bottling shop was constructed and a barrel beer bottling plant was reconstructed, where the equipment for mechanized washing of barrels was installed.
In 1993, the company withdrew from the Ternopil Brewery and was renamed the Mykolaiv Brewers Lease Company. The Brewery Joint Stock Company was established a year later on the basis of the Breweries Lease Company. The team was led by Troyan SM. who previously worked as chief engineer. Deep knowledge of production process technology, enviable energy, organizational talent, ability to communicate with people - these qualities helped the new director to adapt the enterprise to new conditions of management in a relatively short period. The hard work of the whole team in the first years of existence of OJSC “Brovar” gave its positive results. From the first year of the foundation of OJSC “Brovar”, a solemn dedication of the plant took place, during which a team of employees gave themselves and the plant under God's care. From the very beginning, it turned out that we would have to go to reducing the number of products in order to reach the quality level.
In 2001, the lock department was reconstructed and in September of that year, three lock vats of the German firm “Seger” began operating. The capacity of each of them was 6 tons of grain, which made it possible to bring the production of malt to 155 tons per month.
And in 2002 - 2003 the equipment of the line of cooling of the wort was put into operation: a scoop of the German firm “Zimann” a plate cooler.
As for the production equipment, the company is now rapidly replacing the old with the new one. The cooking compartment is equipped with a new 4-pot cooking range with a simultaneous grinding of 2.0 tons of grain. CIP (Tewis-Bis, Poland) was installed for washing and disinfection of cooking order, scapula and plate cooler. After the launch of 4 CCTs, established by the Danish firm Holvrieka, the capacity of the enterprise increased to 1500 thousand US dollars. beer per year.
Reconstruction started in 1993, has allowed increasing beer production by almost 4 times: from 242 thousand dollars in 1993 to 1100 thousand dollars in 2004.
The beer bottling line was installed and started. In order to improve the quality and sustainability of the beer, a microbiology laboratory was built with state-of-the-art equipment. Since 2004, CCTs have been put into operation to improve the quality, quantity, and stability of beer. Fully remodeled and refurbished bottling shop. The PETF line was put into operation. Non-alcoholic beverages were introduced first in glass and then in the PET bottle. Production of image products in the original packaging - "Ternopil", "Higher test", "Elite", "Native Ukraine", as well as five-liter barrels "Medovo", "Ternovoe Pole" has been established.
The team does not stop at what has been achieved and many more projects await us.
They say the main components of beer - cold, malt, conscience. Actually, thanks to such harmony Mikulinetsky beer tastes good to everyone, and in this the credit of all collective of LLC "Mikulinetsky Brovar", the general director of which is Trojan Stepan Matviyovich, is a credit.