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Gambrinus on tap is conquering Sweden! (Translation)

11 March 2010

Last year Swedes drank close to 10,000 hectolitres of Gambrinus beer

Prague, 10 March 2010 - Gambrinus, the favourite Czech beer, is gaining in popularity among Swedish consumers. Last year Swedes drank close to 10,000 hectolitres of Gambrinus beer, which represents close to 2 million beers. More than two thirds of the total amount of beer consumed came from Swedish pubs.

Gambrinus is distributed on the Swedish market as a premium beer. In comparison with 1996, the total amount of beer consumed increased more than twofold in 2009, and it is expected that this trend will continue in the upcoming years. Swedes prefer beer on tap to beer in a bottle, so two thirds of beer is on tap. The biggest customer for Gambrinus beer is the Swedish chain of pubs The Bishop Arms, which serves their Swedish regulars mainly Gambrinus  12%. Gambrinus is also distributed to about a hundred other pubs and stores.

"Sweden is one of the most important countries of export for Gambrinus," says Jiří Rákosník, Senior Brand Manager of the Gambrinus brand. "The 12% has found its home, so to speak, in the north. That is due to its composition and its taste," adds Rákosník.

Labelling of pubs in Sweden, king Gambrinus.

Vladimír Jurina
PR Brand Manager
Ph.: 724 617 886

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. 
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [10/03/2010].


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