Vailima beer bound for United States market

By Ilia L. Likou ,

13032 Hits

National Sales Manager: Aumua George Avia.

Samoa Breweries Limited has announced a major breakthrough in as far as exporting the taste of Samoa - Vailima - to the world.

Vailima Beer will soon be available in the United States. 

This follows an agreement signed between the Samoa Breweries Limited and the United States based importation and distribution company, Fore Drinks L.L.C. today.

The “taste of Samoa” is the first of many export shipments on its way to the West Coast of the U.S.A. and will become available in Hawaii, California and Washington States.

National Sales Manager, Aumua George Avia, told Samoa Observer that it’s an exciting time for the company to enter the U.S. market.

“It’s all about taking the brand that belongs to Samoa which is Vailima we are going to take this to our new market, U.S.A.,”Aumua said.

Management of Vailima Breweries Limited and representatives from the Fore Drinks L.L.C. Photo / Misiona Simo
Management of Vailima Breweries Limited and representatives from the Fore Drinks L.L.C. Photo / Misiona Simo
SIGNING - Mauala Joseph King of Fore Drinks L.L.C. and Vailima Breweries  International Sales Manager,  Heath Baker. Photo / Misiona Simo
SIGNING - Mauala Joseph King of Fore Drinks L.L.C. and Vailima Breweries International Sales Manager, Heath Baker. Photo / Misiona Simo

“The strategy behind is to follow our people and we did this with humbleness and meekness as well.

“We know certainly that there’s a lot of Samoans who used to leave here in Samoa and in American Samoa that have moved to the U.S, this is about taking a bit of home with you and keeping it there to the U.S. with yourself.

 “In the biggest scheme, it’s been an honour and pleasure to be giving such a wonderful product to the U.S. and to indulge them as well.

“Another part of the strategy is to help grow Samoa as well.”

The initiative also prepares the local brewery for their 40th anniversary this year.

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia