Niško beer, a recognizable brand of beer from the south of Serbia, has been nurtured and preserved since 1884, when it was first produced according to the recipe of Johan Appel, who built the first Niš industrial company – Steam Brewery, with a capacity of 20 hectoliters per day. Jovan Appel also had a brewery in Aleksinac, with “a cauldron from Šimelbuš in Vienna