Cesis Brewery has been a symbol of Cesis for almost half a millennium. Abandoned and underutilized for more than a decade, the old brewery is ready to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.

Currently, it is owned by the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES), a non-profit network of scientists, artists, engineers and practitioners who care for the environment. Under IES's stewardship, the brewery has already hosted a number of traditional and innovative art and gastronomic performances.