Swiss citizens M. and H. Blumentals leased a land lot from the city council and set up a brewery here.
The company was sold and renamed "Ragutis".
Two independent breweries "Ragutis" ir "Raudonoji pašvaistė" merged into a single Kaunas Beer and Beverage Enterprise, later called "Ragutis".
After reorganization, the oldest Kaunas brewery became independent and changed its name into "Žalsvytis".
Still called "Žalsvytis", the brewery was acquired by new owners who struggled to maintain and modernize one of the oldest brewery in the country, which is located in the original premises, thus opening a new page in traditional Lithuanian beer history.
The brewery was renamed AB Kauno alus.