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Cerveza Cusqueña Presents Its Quinua Special Edition

19 December 2013

- Consumers, brew masters and Gastón Acurio have co-created a new flavour with one of the most important  Peruvian goods

- It will be a limited Special Edition  and will be present nationwide in a 750 ml bottle, which emphasizes the carved image of Machu Picchu

Lima, December 17th, 2013 - Backus Premium Brand continues to surprise its consumers with the recent introduction of the Quinua Special Edition of Cusqueña Beer, which continues inviting people to enjoy life.

“For this new variety of Cusqueña Beer, the collaboration of the consumers has been very important,” pointed out Edwards Taboada, Director of Cusqueña Brand. “Because they voted, through the web page, for the main ingredient of the special edition. This was added to Backus’ brew masters’ experience and the final recommendations given by Gastón Acurio. I’m very proud of the final product that has resulted from this large sum of contributions,” he explained. “That’s why I trust it’s going to have a very good acceptance among the people who try it.”

As recalled on December 8th and thanks to the votes on the brand web page, quinoa beat the orange, golden berry, maca, elderberry and corn to be the main ingredient of this new edition. This happened after a month-long digital campaign, with the goal of co-creating this new and unique brewing proposal.

The Quinua Special Edition of Cusqueña Beer has a content of 750 ml and it’s made with products of the best quality: pearl quinoa, selected malted barley, corn, hints of orange and peach, hops and natural pure water, giving it a unique aroma and flavour.

It is worth mentioning that the packaging and the bottle are aspects that have been carefully designed. This way, Cusqueña Quinua Beer comes in a box with golden details, while in the bottle it highlights the carved image of Machu Picchu, an important icon of its home town, Cusco.

This new product will be available in major supermarkets, convenience stores and shops nationwide starting December 15th, at a retail price of S/. 10.00.

With its usual quality and the unique aroma and flavour of one of the most important Peruvian goods, Cusqueña Quinua Beer invites its consumers from all over Peru to continue enjoying the best of life.

About Cusqueña

Cusqueña, the national Premium beer from Backus’ portfolio of brands, is made with the finest ingredients and aromatic hops, making it the best beer in Peru and one of the best beers in the world. Made with the same pleasure and dedication to its goals, Cusqueña represents progress and the enjoyment of everyday pleasures. Cusqueña inspires people to enjoy the richness of life.

For more information, contact:
Cecilia Quevedo
UCPO Backus y Johnston
311 3000
César Ibargüen
222 9491


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 December 17th, 2013.


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