Sierra Leone Brewery Limited

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Sierra Leone Brewery Limited
FoundedFreetown, Sierra Leone (March 16, 1963 (1963-03-16))
Headquarters
Freetown
,
Sierra Leone
Key people
Willy Ngana (MD)[1]
ProductsBeer, The brewing, marketing and selling of Lager, Stout and Malt Drink)
BrandsStar, Maltina, Heineken, Guinness, Mutzig
OwnerHeineken (83.15%)

Guinness (11.59%)
Paterson Zochonis (3.02%)

Sierra Leoneans (2.24%)
Number of employees
125[2]
Websitewww.sierraleonebrewery.com
Footnotes / references
[3]

Coordinates: 8°26′33.1″N 13°09′54″W / 8.442528°N 13.16500°W / 8.442528; -13.16500

Heineken and United African Company (UAC) began construction of the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited in October 1961 in Wellington Industrial Estate in Freetown and the first brew was mashed-in on 23 November 1962. The first brand to be brewed was Star Lager.[citation needed]

A Brass plaque recording the opening of the Sierra Leone Brewery by Sir Milton Margai on 16 March 1963

During the 1997 Military Coup the brewing stopped for six months after the brewery was ransacked. On 6 January 1999 the rebel forces looted the brewery, stopping production for one and a half years.[citation needed]

A brass plaque recording the re-opening of the Sierra Leone Brewery by Ahmad Tejan Kabbah after the destruction of the brewery by rebels in the civil war.

Products[edit]

  • Star Lager - Pale Lager (launched in 1962)
  • Heineken Lager (launched 1964)
  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout 7.5% ABV (launched in 1967)
  • Mützig Lager (October 2013)[4]
  • Maltina (Alcohol-free)

Community investment[edit]

In 2006 a program was started to encourage local farmers to grow sorghum as part of a local sourcing drive.[5] The current target of the local sourcing program is to achieve receive 60% of raw materials from within Africa.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierra Leone Brewery Launches Mutzig Beer". Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Sustainability Factsheet 2012 – Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Sierra Leone". p. 4. Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Sierra Leone Brewery Launches Mutzig Beer". Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  5. ^ Apotheker, Roos. "The local sourcing of Sorghum by the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL)" (PDF). EUCORD. p. 14. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Sustainability Factsheet 2012 – Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Sierra Leone". p. 4. Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

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