Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of South Africa’s SABMiller, has started exporting its beer brands to Zambia, from its $55 million Mbeya brewery.
The company’s Mbeya plant manager, Calvin Msuya, said recently that TBL dispatched some 1,500 cases of Castle lager beer (500ml) to Zambia.
He said the beer was produced on February 28, 2011 at TBL Mbeya Brewery, which has six months shelf life, according to the Citizen Newspaper.
“The beer, produced on February 28, 2011, left the brewery on March 31, 2011 on truck number T178 BNU, trailer No. T622 AMZ,” he said, attributing the move to the growth of regional trade within SADC [Southern African Development Community] member states. The company is also exporting its beer brands to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The company builds its reputation on brands such as Kilimanjaro and Safari Lager.TBL is part of SABMiller, which is the world’s second largest brewer.