On the 15th May 2013, ROK Stars PLC acquired a majority shareholding in ABK Betriebsgesellschaft der Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren GmbH (ABK GmbH) from Bavarian-based brewery, Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
ABK GmbH’s primary tasks will include increasing sales through developing new export markets and, in so doing, lowering the unit production costs.
Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We have been studying the remarkable growth in recent times in the Craft Beer market in several countries, particularly the US, and we feel that proper German beer has a unique credibility, developed under the ancient ‘Reinheitsgebot’ German Beer Purity Laws of 1516.
Aktienbrauerei in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, can trace its roots even further than that – to 1308 – representing more than 700 years of Bavarian brewing heritage and tradition.”
ABK GmbH will be marketing a range of beers specifically for export from Germany under the logo ‘ABK – Since 1308’
ROK Stars PLC, the consumer and environmental products company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its ABK brewery has extended its existing 12 year supply agreement of Fendt-labelled beer by a further 2 years. Located in Marktoberdorf, some 10km south of Kaufbeuren, AGCO Fendt GmbH is a leading manufacturer […]
ROK Stars PLC, the consumer and environmental products company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced a hugely successful evening for its ABK Bavarian Beer at the inaugural San Francisco Symphony’s Oktoberfest 2017. Thousands of steins of ABK Beer were raised in delight at the inaugural Oktoberfest held […]