Nigerian Breweries Plc, the pioneer and largest brewing Company in Nigeria was incorporated in 1946 as "Nigerian Brewery Limited". In June 1949, the Company recorded a landmark when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos Brewery bottling lines. In 1957,the company commissioned its second brewery in Aba and the name became "Nigerian Breweries Limited". This was followed by Kaduna Brewery in 1963 and lbadan Brewery in 1982. Following the coming into effect of the Companies and Allied Matters Act in 1990,the name of the company was changed to "Nigerian Breweries Plc" to reflect its public limited liability status.