Azerbaijan beer brand Xırdalan received the gold medal at international competition International Beer Challenge 2018

Xırdalan, No.1 beer brand of Azerbaijan, received a gold medal at the International Beer Challenge 2018 competition.

The International Beer Challenge competition is one of the most prestigious in the world. Annually hundreds of beer brands from more than 30 countries take part in the competition, and the international famous beer experts act as juries.

This year over 800 beer brands from all over the world took part in the competition. The awarding ceremony was held in London on September 3, the chief brewer of the company Vugar Ahmadov accepted the award at the ceremony on behalf of the Carlsberg Azerbaijan.

Vugar Ahmadov, chief brewer of Carlsberg Azerbaijan: "Xırdalan is the pride of our company and the most popular beer in our country. It is not coincidence, that it is very popular among Azerbaijanis and tourists. We are especially pleased with the fact that our beer is highly appreciated by tourists from European countries, who are known to be great fans and experts of this drink. Getting a gold medal in such a prestigious international competition is a victory not only for our company, but for the whole Azerbaijan, because Xırdalan can rightfully be considered a national brand."

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The Carlsberg Azerbaijan brewery is located in Khirdalan about 10 km from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan Republic. The company is the largest beer producer in the country. The plant's production capacity is 10 million decaliters per year, and the company employs about 250 people and about 400 are mediated (distributors, agencies, contractors). Carlsberg Azerbaijan's annual deductions to the budget are about 15 million AZN, the company has the status of a tax partner of the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The total amount of the company's investments in the plant development is about 50 million AZN. The company's portfolio includes such popular brands as Xirdalan, Tuborg, Baltika 7, Baltika 0, Baltika 9, Baltika 4, Baltika KULER, Efsane, Zhigulevskoe Firmennoye, Carlsberg, Holsten, Kronenbourg Blanc, Seth and Riley's Garage Hard Lemon, Karmi Sensual, Somersby.

Carlsberg Group was founded in 1847 and at the present moment is one of the world's largest beer producers. It is headquartered in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Carlsberg Group has plants in dozens of countries in three major regions of the world - Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia and its products are represented in 150 countries. The company's portfolio includes more than 140 beer brands. The total number of the Group's employees is more than 41,000.


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