In 1998, Armin Kunstmann began exporting its beer to Germany and the U.S., after reaching a fair agreement for beer in Germany. subsequently expanded exports to Japan in 2001. Kunstmann exports abroad are sold under the brand Patagonia. For 2002, the company held 0.5 domestic market share, reaching a production of 20,000 hl. On 10 May of that year, the acquired 50 of the brewer, so Brewing Company was founded Kunstmann SA