Amstel Brewery (Amstelbrouwerij) is a Dutch Brewery founded on June 11, 1870 on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and named after the Amstel River, the waters of which also served for refrigeration. It was taken over by Heineken international in 1968, and the brewing plant closed down in 1982 with production moving to the main Heineken plant at Zoeterwoude. On March 12, 2007 Heineken N.V announced that it has taken an in-principle decision to construct a new brewery in South Africa where Amstel Lager will be marketed, sold and distributed in South Africa by the Cape Town-based Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture between Heineken, Diageo and Namibia Breweries.
Tusker Beer is the oldest beer brand to be brewed and marketed in East Africa. It is also the biggest brand by volume in East Africa and the biggest lager beer brand in the Diageo portfolio. The beer is brewed fro the unique equatorial barley malt, the only malt to be grown in the unique climate of the equator. It has a unique and easy to drink taste, making it the automatic choice of accompaniment to roast meat, a common delicacy in Kenya. At 4.2% ABV, it is suitable for long social sessions with friends. Tusker has been awarded numerous gold medals internationally.
Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Although cider can be made from any variety of apple, certain cultivars are preferred in some regions, and these may be known as cider apples. One of the two main types of cider produced and distributed in South Africa by Distell group Limited, Hunters Dry was first introduced in South Africa in 1988 as an alternative to beer.
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