G.K. Skaggs, Inc. distributed Famosa Beer for the past 8-years and was both instrumental and successful in growing distribution and sales volumes over this period. Currently the brand is sold in 35 states and in all major markets. It has been growing at double digit rates over the last 3-years. The Famosa brand (known as Gallo in Guatemala) has been brewed and bottled continuously since 1896 by Cerveceria Centro Americano. Mr. Juan Monge, President of Central Beer noted, “We have enjoyed our partnership with G.K. Skaggs, Inc. over the years and we were pleased to conclude this deal which is mutually beneficial for both sides. It allows our company, much like G.K. Skaggs, Inc., to pursue other opportunities within the marketplace.”
In a related news release, G.K. Skaggs, Inc. announced and confirmed that it had signed an import/distribution agreement with San Miguel Corp. which brews beer in the Philippines and has nine breweries throughout Southeast Asia. Kirin Brewery of Japan owns a 49% stake in the San Miguel brewing operations.