Quilmes has a 46% share of its home market - it truely is “Argentina’s Favourite Beer” - and this Argentinian icon is enjoying an international reputation with export growth in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. It is great lager to drink on its own but also makes a good food match with South American or Mediterranean cuisine and has an established following.
The Quilmes brewery was founded in 1890 in Buenos Aires by German
immigrant Otto Bemberg. Quilmes quickly dominated the beer market in
Argentina with outlets in all major cities. Having acquired several more
breweries Quilmes was at the forefront of the brewing industry: they made
the first malt from Argentine barley in 1921 and this enterprise supplied
not only the company's own breweries but practically the entire national
beer industry. At the same time, and with the same objective of self reliance,
the first bottle-cap factory in Argentina was established at Quilmes to
replace cork stoppers. Associated companies owned by Bembergalso
produced ice, carbonic gas, and soft drinks.
Quilmes is now established as a Premium Lager primarily targeted at stylish conscious drinkers in trendsetting bars, quality pubs, hotels and restaurants. It attracts adventurous consumers keen to try something different and remains closely connected to all things Argentinean, notably sport. They sponsor the national football team and are associated with international polo and rugby events and have a notable presence in youth culture through their hosting of rock music concerts.
Always brewed to 4.9% Quilmes is a classic lager that reflects its brewing heritage: golden colour, rich texture, refreshing light hoppy taste with a crisp, dry thirst quenching finish.
Quilmes is a genuine import - brewed only in Argentina. Quality and provenance is assured from its use of Patagonia hops, high quality barley malt grown in The Pampas and pure water from the Andes.
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