Gorkha Brewery was established in 1989 as a joint venture between the Khetan Group and the Carlsberg Group. In 2010, Carlsberg Group bought majority of the Gorkha Brewery shares and took over the management.
The company is the market leader in Nepal with more than 70% market share and today Gorkha's product portfolio includes mainstream, premium, local premium and strong beers.
When Tuborg was launched in 1990 it was the first international beer brand in Nepal. It was followed by the launch of Carlsberg in 1995 and Royal Danish Tuborg Strong in 2002. In 2004, the company started licence brewing San Miguel. In 2007, Gorkha Brewery launched a brand new local beer named Gorkha. In the same year, Invenio wine was added to Gorkha Brewery’s portfolio. In 2010, Gorkha Brewery signed an exclusive agreement with T.C Pharmaceuticals, Thailand to distribute Red Bull in Nepal. Red Bull is solely imported and marketed by Gorkha Brewery.
Understanding the consumer needs to constantly innovate, Gorkha Brewery introduced The New Look of Tuborg with the innovative Pull-Off Cap in 2014. In 2016, Gorkha Brewery expanded into cider (non-beer) category with the launch of Somersby Apple Cider.