› UAC and Heineken sign a contract for incorporation of Nigerian Brewery limited in Lagos. (November)1946
› First bottle of Star Lager beer rolls off the bottling line (June)1949
› Nigerian Breweries introduces the cartoon character, ‘Sammy Sparkle’1951
› Work commences on the Aba Brewery. (May)1955
› First bottle of Star lager rolls off the Aba plant. (May)
Nigerian Brewery Limited becomes Nigerian Breweries Limited
› Expansion work on Lagos Brewery is completed.1960
› Nigerian Breweries voluntarily offers 10 per cent of its shares to Nigerians1962
› Nigerian Breweries obtains a franchise from Schweppes International to bottle its wide range of products;
› Kaduna Brewery is commissioned.
› Nigerian Breweries enters into a franchise agreement with Heineken & Co. to brew the Heineken lager locally in Nigeria.1965
› Another franchise is obtained from L. Rose & Co. Limited to produce a range of squash drinks in Nigeria.1966
› Nigerian Breweries sets up a public relations unit to project a positive image of the company.1967
› Gulder is born1970
› Nigerian Breweries’ Training School is established in Iganmu, Lagos.1971
› Maltina is born.1976
› The importation of Heineken beer is stopped1977
› The Company registers the sales of Green Sands Shandy.1981
› Ibadan Brewery is commissioned.1982
› Nigerian Breweries enters into an agreement with Guinness (Nigeria) to promote the search for the cultivation of barley around Lake Chad basin.1983
› Rex Beer is introduced.1985
› Star news and NBL News, both company magazines, are changed respectively to Nibrew News after the company becomes Nigerian Breweries Plc.1990
› Legend Extra Stout is born. (June)1992
› Amstel Malta is introduced (November); › Nigerian Breweries establishes a N100 million Education trust Fund for active participation in the funding of education.1994
› Maltina Fruity Variants (Strawberry and Exotic Fruits) officially launched. (September) › Nigerian Breweries enters into yet another franchise with Cadbury Beverages International of the UK to re-introduce the Schweppes range.(December)1996
› Crush orange drink is added to the company’s stable.1997
› Nigerian Breweries wins the Diamond Award for Excellence in recognition of the outstanding performance in the bottling and marketing of the Schweppes range of carbonated soft drinks in Nigeria.1998
› Heineken introduces the Information System for Heineken Africa (ISHA), a high-speed upgrade of the existing Lotus Notes, predicated on a Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure.
› Nigerian Breweries enters into a joint venture partnership with the French company, Perrier Vittel MT. (November).
› Utilises consumer relationship-building mega events as avenues for consolidating existing relationships through music. (Star Mega Jam & Star Trek)Mid
› Nigerian Breweries becomes a subsidiary of Heineken.
› Heineken takes over control of Nigerian Breweries;
› Maltina with Pineapple is launched (July); Wins for the second time, the Africa Beer Award.
› Foundation stone of Ama Brewery is laid by Governor Chimaroke nnamani, in Umuzeani Vilage, Udi Local Governement Area of Enugu State. (April)
› Nigerian Breweries sells its Schweppes franchise to the Nigerian Bottling Company. (August)
› Wins for the second time, the PEARL (Performance, Earnings and Returns Leadership) Award. (September)
› Named ‘Quoted Company of the Year’ bt the Nigerian Stock Exchange
› Wins Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Merit Award; Leadership Watch Achievement Award
› Wins Nigerian Conservation Award; the Company bids farewell to soft drinks Business.
› The new bottling line at Ibadan Brewery is commissioned; Nigerian Breweries team wins the Heineken World’s Business Challenge Award.2002
› President Obasanjo commissions Ama Brewery (October)
› Nigerian Breweries resumes export of its products
› Total Production Management (TPM) programme is introduced in Lagos and Ibadan Breweries after it was first introduced in Ama Brewery.
› Ama brewery produces its first Heineken beer in small 33cl. Bottles. (June)
› The large Heineken 60cl. Bottle is introduced.
› Amstel Malta Box Office reality show is introduced.
› The National Reading Competition begins in about 20,000 schools nationwide. (September)
› Nigerian Breweries wins the trophy for Best Cost-Saving Company in the Heineken Group. Maltina Sip-It is launched.2005
› Enters into an agreement with the management of the National Arts Theatre in Lagos to refurbish part of its facilities. (August)
› Gulder Max is introduced. (September)
› Gulder Draught is introduced
› Nigerian Breweries clocks 60. (November)
› The Company started producing some of its brands in Cans.2007
› Sona Breweries was acquired bringing brand portfolio to 11.2011
› Nigerian Breweries merged with Consolidated Breweries; bringing brand portfolio to 19 brands and our SKU’s to 59.
› Ace Passion launched
› Ace Roots launched.2015