Quilmes Clasica ~ 35.5cl Can
The 2018 re-branding of the now Quilmes Clasica highlights a new seal with a farming logo proudly stating the beer is made with malted barley and Patagonian hops of the best quality.
Quilmes has a 46% share of its home market – it truly is “Argentina’s Favourite Beer” – and this Argentinian icon is enjoying an international reputation with export growth in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. It is great lager to drink on its own but also makes a good food match with South American or Mediterranean cuisine and has an established following.
Quilmes is a classic lager, based on a Munich style Pilsner, which reflects its brewing heritage: golden colour, rich texture, refreshing light hoppy taste with a crisp, dry thirst quenching finish.
Food pairing: lightly spiced Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Caribbean cuisine; rich egg dishes and all types of seafood.
About the Brand
Quilmes brewery was founded in 1890 in Buenos Aires by German immigrant Otto Bemberg. Though named after the area of the city where it was located, the Quilmes were originally a native tribe who lived in the surroundings of Tucumán. In the 17th century, after repeated attempts by the Spanish invaders to control their lands, they were defeated and forced to settle in a restricted colony (reducción) near Buenos Aires, 1000km away from their homeland.
The beer Quilmes quickly dominated the drinks market in Argentina with outlets in all major cities. Having acquired several more breweries, and was at the forefront of the brewing industry: they made the first malt from Argentine barley in 1921 and this enterprise supplied not only their own breweries but practically the entire national beer industry.
Quilmes has a 46% share of its home market – it truly is “Argentina’s Favourite Beer” – and this Argentinian icon is enjoying an international reputation with export growth in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe, and remains a genuine import – brewed only in Argentina. Quality and provenance are assured from the use of Patagonia hops, barley malt grown in the Pampas and pure water from the Andes.