While Greece is trying to reconstruct itself after liberation from the Ottoman Empire, Ioannis Fix comes to Athens from Munich to find his father, who is subsequently shot dead in Magufana, the present-day suburb of Pefki. Deciding to stay, then settle in nearby Iraklio, Ioannis begins beer production to cater for the many Bavarian officers. The first beer brewed in the country naturally takes the family name of FIX.