Walter Faria

Walter Faria is a Brazilian businessman, the owner of Grupo Petrópolis, the brewer of Brazil’s second-largest selling beer.

  • Beer industry veteran Walter Faria bought Grupo Petropolis in 1998 and transformed it into one of Brazil’s largest beer-and-beverage companies.
  • His Grupo Petropolis makes Itaipava beer, one of Brazil’s most popular brews.
  • Founded in a mountainous region in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Petrópolis is the country’s only large brewery that is 100% Brazilian owned.