Monday, July 18, 2005

Indian Beer wins 13 medals

`COBRA Beer`, the brainchild of Indian-origin entrepreneur Karan Bilimoria, has won 13 gold medals for its beers and wines at the prestigious Monde Selection awards in Brussels this year. The awards include 11 gold medals won by the Cobra Beer, which is a record in itself. Of the Gold Medals, two were awarded to Mount Shivalik, the Indian brand of the Cobra Group launched just four months ago. The brand had won two gold medals in its very first entry in 2001 and repeated the performance in the next two years, also the international trophy in 2003 for its consistent performance for three years. In 2004, it won six golds, and this year, it scooped a record 11 golds and two grand gold medals. The major beer brand Cobra had expanded its operations in India, South Africa and the US with offices in Mumbai, Cape Town and New York. It is currently exporting beer and wine to 30 countries and brewing the beer in Holland, Poland, South Africa, Belgium and India.