In 1960 the Caribbean Development Company Limited of Trinidad, formed Grenada Breweries Limited, a public company located in Grenada, West Indies. At its inaugural board meeting, the late W.E. Julien, a prominent Grenadian businessman and planter, was elected Chairman. The majority ownership of Grenada Breweries changed twice over the years - in 1969 the Government of Grenada and subsequently in 1994 Guinness PLC became the majority shareholders. In 2002, ANSA McAL Limited purchased Diageo PLC’s majority interest and Grenada Breweries returned to the Group.
The company started production with Carib Lager in 1961; and other major beer brands soon followed, including Giant Malt and Guinness Stout. In 1991, a second bottling line was installed to meet increasing demand and to add soft drink production, which included Vita Malt. In June 2005, the Brewery was licensed to produce Carlsberg Lager; as well as Ginseng Up and Carib Shandy. An additional investment of over TT$60 million in state of the art plant and machinery was made to ensure its competitiveness within the world arena. The brewery employs approximately 140 persons and is one of the premier sponsors in the promotion of sports, culture and education in Grenada.
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Manufactured and distributed products: Carib Lager, Carlsberg Lager, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Shandy Carib, Ginseng-Up (non-alcoholic), Maxi Malt, Vita Malt, Malta Carib, Ting (grapefruit beverage), and Juicy Cool beverages. Distributed products: Pepsi, 7 Up, Mountain Dew, Slice and Smirnoff Ice.