Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company is pleased to announce that their truly Bahamian stout Strong Back was awarded the Grand Gold Quality award from the International Monde, 49th World Selection awards earlier this year.
Strong Back, which was launched in 2008 right after the brewery’s lead product SANDS beer, was created with the intention to offer Bahamians their own stout, rich in taste but not bitter in after-taste. “I am very proud,” said James ‘Jimmy’ Sands, CEO of Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co. about the Strong Back Grand Gold award. “We were hoping Strong Back would do well but to be awarded the Grand Gold, the highest award they give out is incredible!”
This is yet another award for the all-Bahamian brewery, with High Rock receiving the prestigious Monde Selection Gold Quality Award earlier this year. The Monde Selections have been testing quality products since 1961 and their criteria for testing have been compared to Michelin stars for restaurants worldwide. The stamp of approval awarded by Monde Selection quantifies the products you are producing, giving them internationally recognized quality product approval.
Strong Back Stout was awarded the Grand Gold Quality Award as it obtained an average points total between 90% and 100%. “This is such a tremendous achievement for Strong Back,” added Sands, “to clean up in the medals like this – it feels like a Golden Girls victory!"
Sands exuberance was also shared by his Grand Bahama brewing team, namely; Brew master, Dieter Stich, Assistant Brew master, Lorenzo Johnson, Hazel Springer, the brewery’s Lab Manager and Donny Delahey the Brewery Manager. “I built the brewery, gave them what they needed to make the beer but this team have really made it happen. They are my Bahamian Golden Team,” said Sands. “I know I say it a lot but it’s nice to be proven right. Bahamians are able to achieve and exceed international standards."
Grand Bahama’s “Truly Bahamian” brewery opened in 2007 with the launch of its first beer SANDS. The 20-acre brewery is located at the intersection of Queen’s Highway and Grand Bahama Way and is a 100% Bahamian owned business. The brewery also produces Triple B, a natural malt drink, sold via Asa H Pritchard Distributors, as well as STRONG BACK, SANDS LIGHT and HIGH ROCK. Bahamian Brewery and Beverage team currently employs just over 60 staff and expanded its operation into Nassau in 2008, opening a capital-based distribution centre at Kelly’s Liquor Store on Wulff Road. All Bahamian Brewery & Beverage products are also available at Bristol Wines & Spirits locations, Simms Brothers, Jimmy’s Liquor Store and truly Bahamian restaurants and bar locations. For more information please log on to www.bahamianbrewery.comCreated by:Barefoot Marketing