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>p PRODUCERS red stripe A Lively Lager As Red Stripe developed alongside Jamaica’s music, they became forever linked. >> Red Stripe adapted its formula to conform to the tastes of the Jamaican market, and ever since then the brand has been known as a quintessentially Jamaican beer. ince its inception, Red Stripe Lager has followed the will of the people. When it was introduced to the Jamaican market in 1928, it was a heavy and dark beverage, more like an ale. This was not suitable to local tastes, the company says, because Jamaicans wanted something that was “light and refreshing” to drink in the hot and humid Caribbean climate. Within a few years, the formula was changed, and the Red Stripe lager known to consumers today was born. company profile During the same time that Red Stripe was gaining ground in the Jamaican beverage market, the sound of Red Stripe the island country’s signature music was being developed Headquarters: Kingston, Jamaica and solidified. As a result, Red Stripe and Jamaican culSpecialty: Lager Red Stripe: “Red Stripe has long ture became intertwined, and the lager and music bebeen the beer of choice for spirited came worldwide exports. and creative individuals.” Red Stripe was born in Kingston, Jamaica’s largest city S and capital. During the early 1900s, Jamaican folk music was changing in Kingston, eventually developing into the mento genre of music. Mento greatly influenced the ska genre, which became popular in the late 1950s, the company says. After a few years, the lyrics of ska songs began to reflect Rastafarian themes, with slower beats and chants. By the mid-1960s, ska had evolved into rocksteady, and this gave birth to reggae in the early 1970s. “As the reggae scene developed in > 64 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

Food and Drink - Spring 2011