Okocim is one of the top brands among Polish beers, and the main rival of Żywiec.
The Okocim brewery in Brzesko in southern Poland, was established in
1845 by Johann Evangelist Götz, a German beer maker born in
Wirtemberg, together with Joseph Neumann, from Austria-Hungary, and
local Polish noble, Julian Kodrębski.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Okocim was the sixth biggest brewery company in Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the biggest in the Polish lands.
Nationalised by the communist authorities after the WWII, then reprivatised fifty years later, it was eventually bought by Carlsberg in 1996.