Lion Brewery is the brewer of the legendary Lion Beer, which is Sri Lanka’s #1 brand and market leader. The Lion range of beers have been brewed since the 19th century, when the first brewery was built by the British explorer Sir Samuel Baker. Baker was out hunting game in Nuwara Eliya, the highlands of what was then known as Ceylon, when he came upon a waterfall and natural spring. He decided to build a brewery in this location because of the fresh spring water. The brewery still uses the recipes developed by Sir Baker and his team of brewers.