Krusovice and Starobrno, two of the three Heineken-owned brewers in Czech Republic, are to merge on 1 June.

Both will continue to sell their products under existing brands, a Heineken spokesperson for the country told just-drinks today (25 March). Krusovice is already the sole shareholder in Starobrno.  

Heineken's other brewer in Czech Republic, Drinks Union, will remain separate for now, the spokesperson said. 

Heineken produced 2.8m hectolitres of beer in Czech Republic in 2008 and has a market share of 12%.