The first bottling of the Baltika #9 Strong took place as far back as 1998. Beer lovers immediately appreciated the novelty.
In 2005 the brand cardinally changed its exterior and a little later Baltika Breweries started filling it into a convenient PET package that quickly became popular with consumers. At the same time the "Devyatka" (meaning "Nine") popular name became the official name and is now used on the label.
The taste of the strong Baltika beer was recognized not only by Russian citizens. The brand is successfully exported to almost 40 countries around the world, including Germany, Ireland, France, the USA, and even such exotic countries as Mexico, Mongolia and South Korea.