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Švyturys–Utenos Alus unites two of the strongest Lithuanian breweries. One is Švyturys (Lithuanian for lighthouse) - the oldest working brewery in Lithuania. The other is the modern and ambitious brewery -Utenos Alus. For a decade Švyturys-Utenos Alus was part of Baltic Beverages Holding (BBH), but since 2008 Švyturys-Utenos Alus is solely owned by Carlsberg.
Švyturys-Utenos Alus is the market leader in Lithuania with a market share of 40 % of total Lithuanian beer market (2011, AC Nielsen). The average beer consumption in Lithuania is around 100 litres per person and it is considered a mature market.
The company is also well known as the major sponsor of the Lithuanian National Basketball Team.
Švyturys-Utenos Alus has been producing Carlsberg pilsner since year 2000. Carlsberg pilsner now accounts for 70 % of the international premium beer segment in Lithuania and is growing in popularity.