HO CHI MINH CITY, 25nd MARCH 2019, Saigon Beer – Alcohol – Beverage Corporation (“SABECO”), Vietnam’s biggest brewer and
the maker of Bia Saigon and 333, marks an important milestone as it received one of the top honors at The International
Brewing Awards 2019.
SABECO bested a large number of candidates from countries around the world to win the gold medal for the International
Smallpack Lager Competition, Class 1 (Lager 2.9% ‐ 4.4% ABV) category. SABECO is the first wining brewery from Vietnam
that has gained this prestigious award, elevating Vietnam’s pride and reputation in the brewing industry.
The International Brewing Awards (IBAs) was established in 1888 and is said to be the world’s oldest international
brewing competition. Throughout the years, it has celebrated and promoted the highest standards of quality and
excellence in brewing beers and ciders. With a professional tasting panel comprised of experienced brewers and cider
makers evaluating the candidates for quality as well as commercial viability, winning such a coveted and highly
competitive award is certainly a prestige for any brewery.
Thus, it is an impressive feat for SABECO to have marked such an achievement. Already enjoying continued growth and
success in Vietnam, SABECO – through this award – showcases to the world how this Vietnamese beer’s fresh and original
taste, produced with the most advanced modern technology system under the skillful supervision of master brewers made
SABECO’s lager truly a winner.
“SABECO is the oldest and most popular brewery in Vietnam. Our products which have been delighting Vietnamese people with fresh and unique taste, also reflect the spirit on pursuing continual improvement and growth originating from Vietnam. I am incredibly proud of our colleagues in SABECO, bringing pride to the company and the people of Vietnam. To be honored with this prestigious gold medal is powerful evidence not only of our beers’ exceptional highest quality, but also the world’s recognition on the modern progress of Vietnam’s brewing industry,” said Mr. Bennett Neo – General Director of SABECO.
Being a leading brand in the Vietnam beer industry for more than 140 years, SABECO has continuously developed the
Vietnam beverage industry to achieve world-class standards, and enhances daily life quality by providing high quality,
safe, and healthy beverage products.
Mr. Bennett Neo said, “This award is also considered a milestone for SABECO to reaffirm our vision to become a leading
corporation in the national beverage industry as well as the pride of Vietnam in the regional and international market.”
At present, SABECO’s products are exported to 33 markets around the world including the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea,
United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Spain…
Saigon Beer – Alcohol – Beverage Corporation (“SABECO”) is one of the top Vietnamese corporate brands and the market
leader in Vietnam Beer industry. With a history of more than 140 years of brewing, SABECO has earned its leadership as a
leading corporation, with an eco-system of 26 environmentally-friendly breweries, 10 trading member companies with a
network of branches nationwide. The beer portfolio of SABECO consists of leading brands Saigon Special, Saigon Export,
Saigon Lager and 333. Quality of Bia Saigon is recognized by prestigious organizations both local and international: The
National Brand status, Gold Medal at The International Brewing Awards 2019 (IBAs), Gold Prize at Australian
International Beer Award (AIBA) 2015, as well as many other awards…
About the International Brewing Awards (IBAs)
Organized since 1888, the International Brewing Awards (IBAs) have become the oldest and most genuinely international
beer competition. Not only does this competition open for beer, but it also features a category for cinder. It has been
structured into nine beer categories with 34 classes and one cider category with 11 classes. According to that, brewing
products are classified based on their Alcohol by volume (ABV). There are Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals which are
awarded for each class.