The first bulgarian beer was created in 1876 in the city of Plovdiv. The Swiss men Rudolph Fric and Fridrich Sulzer used to brew beer at their own home. They were in Bulgaria because of the construction and exploitation of Baron Hirsch’s Railways and they were working there. Sulzer was a locomotive machinist and Fric – a master at the Plovdiv Railway station. At the same time another Swiss man named Adolph Bomonti had already built the first two factories in Plovdiv – for rice and alcohol processing. He was also the owner of a big brewery in Shishli – Constantinople. The two Swiss met Bomonti and together they began looking for a site on which to build the first brewery in Bulgaria.