ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technologies company, has announced its ABK Bavarian Beers have been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Testing Institute in the United States.
Citing ABK’s Hell and Edel beers as ‘exceptional’ these latest awards follow the Gold Medals gifted to ABK by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society) along with the highly prestigious European Beer Star Gold Awards recently awarded to ABK.
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ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old Aktien Brauerei in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’.
Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are enormously proud that our beers continue to be recognised and rewarded internationally for their exceptional quality and taste. Winning such awards is key to the global deployment of our ABK brand and our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now being exported in volume outside Germany.”
With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes Bogart’s Gin, Bogart’s Vodka and Graffiti Wine, ROK Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and British businessman Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘Build the Mega-Brands of Tomorrow, Today’.