GUBERNIJA brewery was situated alongside of the central post-office’s horse road Petersburg-Berlin-Paris and its fine beer was widely known. In the chronicles of Siauliai it is mentioned that in 1807 Russian Tsar Alexander I with his family on the way of his visit to Tilze to meet with the Napoleon drank beer produced in GUBERNIJA. The soldiers of Napoleon’s army while passing Siauliai at the wayside tasted beer produced at GUBERNIJA brewery.