ROK Stars Announce ABK BEER Wins Gold at The European Beer Star Awards


Latest awards, presented in Nürnberg on the 11th November, follow the 6 Gold Medals awarded to ABK by the DLG in February 2015 and the 3 Gold Medals won at the United States Beverage Testing Institute’s ‘World Beer Championships’ held in Chicago in November 2014

ROK Stars PLC has announced its portfolio of Bavarian Beers have been awarded 6 Gold Medals by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society).

The European Beer Star Awards is one of the most important and prestigious beer competitions worldwide.

ABK was awarded a Gold Medal for Bayerisch Export Beer and a Bronze Medal for its Edel Spezial Bier.


ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old AktienBrauerei Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’.

Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are enormously proud that our beers continue to be recognised and rewarded for their outstanding quality and taste. Winning competitions such as the European Beer Star Awards are key to the on-going global distribution of our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now available in new markets such as China, the United States and Singapore.”

With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes UB Real Irish Whiskey and Bogart’s Real English Gin, ROKiT Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘build the mega-brands of tomorrow, today’.

John Paul DeJoria is best known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, the largest privately held hair care business in North America, as well as being co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s Number 1 premium tequila brand.

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