Cuca beer

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Cuca
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Type Pale lager
Manufacturer Companhia União de Cervejas de Angola
Country of origin Angola
Introduced 1947
Alcohol by volume 4.5%

Cuca (also called Cuca BGI) is a brand of beer manufactured by Companhia União de Cervejas de Angola ("United Beer Company of Angola")[1] in Angola.[2]

History[edit]

Cuca beer was established in 1947 under the name CUCA-Companhia União de Cervejas de Angola, SARL, with a capital of 5,000 contos, being a daughter company of the Portuguese Central de Cervejas.[3] On May 26, 1976, the Government of Angola confiscated and nationalized Cuca, after taking possession of the Commission for Restructuring the brewing industry.[4]

It is manufactured in Luanda[1] and in Catumbela, in the municipality of Lobito, Benguela province.[2] The Benguela production amounts to 60 000 bars per day.[2]

In Namibia[edit]

In Namibia, Cuca beer was illegal in the 1970s and 1980s, yet it was widely available in the northern parts of the country, in Ovamboland and Kavango. Bars there became known as "Cuca shops". Around the time of Namibian independence, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance was said to have offered free beer in Cuca shops, in an attempt to lure voters to its side.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ANGOLA Acontece (August 2005). "CUCA e EKA apostam em expansão" (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b c PORTAL das Empresas Governo de Angola (26 November 2008). "Fábrica de cerveja Cuca em Benguela vai aumentar produção anual" (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ CENTRAL Cervejas e Bebidas. "Anos 1934/1959" (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ CENTRAL Cervejas e Bebidas. "Década de 70" (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]

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