Red Stripe Lager
Red Stripe Lager, The great Jamaican Beer we know today has set the standard by which other beers are measured since 1928. Today the company is a subsidiary of one of the largest and most profitable beverage and alcohol conglomerates HEINEKEN.
TASTE, COLOUR & BODY
A beautiful amber lager with low butterscotch flavour, full bodied and a smooth post palate sensation. Lager beer, light gold colour.
INGREDIENTS: Pilsen Malt, Hops, Cassava Starch, Water
PERFECT SERVE: Served Cold
Red Stripe Lager Event Calendar:
One of the most popular theories of how we got our name is that the beer was named from the red stripe that runs down the side of the uniform of the Jamaican police.
Former employees recall that one day, brewmaster Paul Geddes was stopped by a police officer, who was doing a routine spot check when someone from the brewhouse called out to ask him what name they should give the new beer.
He simply glanced down at the policeman who was inspecting his documents, pondered for a moment, then replied, “Let’s call it RED STRIPE Beer.”
1918- Thomas Hargreaves Geddes and Eugene Desnoes formed Desnoes and Geddes Company limited. Setting the stage for the historic inception of Red Stripe Beer.
1928- The first Red Stripe branded beer was brewed and becomes a milestone in Jamaican history.
1938- Peter Desnoes and Paul Geddes take over the family business. Red Stripe Beer has tapped into the core of the Jamaican psyche.
1962- Jamaica gained independence from Britain. Many Red Stripe beers were consumed.
1965- The Red Stripe stubby bottle was introduced.
1970- Desnoes and Geddes becomes a publicly traded company. Red Stripe is now synonymous with all things Jamaican.
2003- Red Stripe beer receives a gold medal in the Monde Selection. Red Stripe Light wins the Silver Medal.
2005- For the first time ever. Red Stripe beer export volume exceeds domestic volume and consumption.
2015- Red Stripe becomes part of the Heineken family.
2017- Jamaica passion has become contagious. We are what’s good.