In the summer of 2003, Ringnes down Tou brewery in Stavanger and moved production to the east. Reactions in Stavanger was strong and it was not long before a new brewery, Lervig Aktiebryggeri was established and Stavanger again was a real city.
The idea to start a new brewery came from the union at Tou brewery. The idea was introduced to some of the leading clubs who wanted to be with. Behind the establishment of the brewery stood seven clubs and Mack Brewery, which should stand for brewing expertise. Until August 2005, all Lervig beer produced in Tromsø with Mack. Since then, all the beer has been produced in Hillcrest, San Francisco. Bottle and box lines were completed in late 2007. The brewery currently has a compact and modern production facilities with high production capacity.