NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25- Kenyan brewer and alcoholic beverage manufacturer, Keroche Breweries Limited, scooped five awards during the Kenya Beverage Excellence Awards (KBEA) 2021.
During the event held on Friday, the brewing company was named the 1st runner’s up in the category for Manufacturer of the year.
It was also ranked winner for the most preferred alcoholic wine valley and was also the winner for the most preferred water in a glass bottle, which is the executive water frosted.
Other awards included the most preferred bottled designed water, executive limited edition, and the 1st runner’s up in the glass winner of the most preferred malt, summit malt.
KBEA was launched in 2019 to celebrate key players in the beverage sector (water, coffee, tea, juices, sodas, wines, dairy products and many others) with an aim to celebrate local and international brands within the Kenyan market.
The 2nd Kenya Beverage Excellence Awards 2021 was organized by Asenti events and held in partnership with research firm, opinion track, KEBS, NESCAFE, among others.
It brought together more than 200 players in the beverage industry, policymakers, the government, and media to celebrate and recognize different categories of the beverage sector in Kenya.
The awards focus on established brands or businesses in the beverage industries with proof of concept and meet the standards required for the market equally.
Nescafé was named the best coffee, while Tomoca coffee was recognized as the best emerging in the coffee category.
Keringet was feted as the best mineral water, Suntop juice was the most preferred kid’s juice with Minute maid juice recognised as the most preferred fruit juice
Pep juice was named the most preferred dilute to taste juice while Kinangop Dairy bagged the most preferred fresh milk award.
Mount Kenya long life was feted as the most preferred long-life milk while Royal lala milk was listed as the most preferred mala.
Kericho gold tea won the most preferred tea brand while Bio yoghurt was ranked the most preferred yoghurt in Kenya.