Local brewery wins international quality award

  • By Saul Butera
  • June 11, 2012

Brasserie des Mille Collines (BMC), the brewer of Skol beer, has been awarded the 2012 Gold Medal for quality selection of its beer brand by the Monde Selection International Institute.

This is the second International Gold Award the local brewer has won for its high quality product SKOL beer that is brewed 100 per cent from malt.

BMC is the country’s second largest brewery by market share after Bralirwa. It produces over 100,000 hectolitres of beer per year compared to Bralirwa’s 1.3 million hectolitres. The third competitor, East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), imports its products.

“We know consumers of Skol Malt beer have very high quality expectations so we have to be very meticulous when sourcing the best ingredients and using the best equipment for the job.

“We are also proud to have a very competent technical team that have won the Gold Medal for us,” Skol Brewery Managing Director, Thomas Weingarten said.

He stated that the award is a confirmation to “our consumers that the brewery serves them the best. But it’s also something to be proud of as a country for producing a beer locally that is superior to many others worldwide.”

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