The Schwarzenberg brewery in Protivín used to be the largest brewery in the Prácheň region. In June 2000, Jihočeské pivovary sold the brewery in Protivín to the town of Protivín, which became the sole owner. In fact, the town saved the brewery as there was a plan at Jihočeské pivovary to reduce production and then close the factory. Having saved the brewery, at the end of the year 2000 the town council decided to sell it to an entrepreneurial group from Liberec. Today, Městský Pivovar Platan S.r.o. a member of the Pivovary Lobkowicz, a.s.