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ROK Stars announce ABK Beer wins 2 Gold Medals at the European Beer Star Awards 2017

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its ABK Bavarian Beer, part of ROK Drinks, has won a further 2 Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal at the highly prestigious European Beer Star Awards 2017. The European Beer Star Awards is widely regarded as the most important blind-tasting beer competition in the world involving an expert jury sampling more than 2,100 beers from 46 countries. ABK was awarded a Gold Medal for its Leichtes Helles beer, a Gold Medal for its Buronator beer and a Bronze Medal for its Kellerbier. ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old AktienBrauerei Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are hugely proud that our beers, created under the expert guidance of our Brew Master Herr Bernd Trick, continue to be recognised and rewarded year after year for their outstanding quality and taste. For ABK Beer to regularly succeed in blind-tasting competitions such as the European Beer Star Awards is key to the on-going global distribution of our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now available in new markets such as the UK, Italy, Spain, China and the United States.” With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes Bogart’s Gin, Bogart’s Vodka, Bogart’s Rum and Graffiti Wine, ROK Drinks was created with a mandate to ‘build the mega-brands of tomorrow, today’. More information at www.rokdrinks.com and www.rokstars.com and www.abkbeer.com


ABK BEER INCREASES US EXPORT VOLUMES

ROK Drinks, the beverages division of ROK Stars PLC, has today announced it will increase export volumes to 10 containers per month of its ABK Bavarian Beer to the United States, starting in September. This follows export success of ABK Beer into several key new markets around the world including China, Singapore, France, Italy and Spain. Jonathan kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We’re delighted that our seeding programme for ABK Beer in the US has proven successful and now we shall see an increase in exports there. In fact, since we acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren brewery in 2013 and re-branded it as ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’ we’ve already achieved repeat-order export sales in many of our target key markets, against huge competition in the heritage and craft beer market. America remains a key market for our international exports.” ROK Stars PLC (Ticker Symbol ‘RKS’) was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and Jonathan Kendrick. John Paul DeJoria is best known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, the largest privately held hair care business in North America, as well as being co-founder of Patron tequila, the world’s Number 1 premium tequila brand. More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com www.abkbeer.com


ABK BAVARIAN BEER WINS 2 GOLD MEDALS

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company, has announced its ABK Bavarian Beers have been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Testing Institute in the United States. http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Aktienbrauerei-Kaufbeuren-ABK-Hell-Germany-05-19-2016.aspx Citing ABK’s Hell and Edel beers as ‘exceptional’ these latest awards follow the 10 Gold Medals gifted to ABK by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society) in the past 2 years alone. ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old Aktien Brauerei in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are enormously proud that our beers continue to be recognised and rewarded internationally for their outstanding quality and taste. Winning such awards is key to the global deployment of our ABK brand and our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now being exported outside Germany.” With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes UB Real Irish Whiskey and Bogart’s Gin, ROK Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and British entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘build the mega-brands of tomorrow, today’. John Paul DeJoria is best known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, the largest privately held hair care business in North America, as well as being co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s Number 1 premium tequila brand. More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com www.abkbeer.com


ABK AWARDED 4 GOLD MEDALS BY THE DLG

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer products and environmental technologies development company, has announced its portfolio of Bavarian Beers have been awarded a further 4 Gold Medals by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society). This follows the award of 6 Gold Medals in 2015. Every year over 27,000 foods and beverages from Germany and other countries are tested by the DLG. Only foods of above-average quality receive the DLG awards of Bronze or Silver and only the most outstanding receive DLG Gold awards. ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old Aktien Brauerei in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are enormously proud that our beers continue to be recognised and rewarded for their outstanding quality and taste as such awards are key to the global deployment of our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now available in new markets such as China, the United States and Singapore.” With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes UB Real Irish Whiskey and Bogart’s Real English Gin, ROK Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and British entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘build the mega-brands of tomorrow, today’. John Paul DeJoria is best known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, the largest privately held hair care business in North America, as well as being co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s Number 1 premium tequila brand. More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com www.abkbeer.com www.dlg.org


GOLD AT THE EUROPEAN BEER STAR AWARDS

  LATEST AWARDS, PRESENTED IN NÜRNBERG ON THE 11TH NOVEMBER, FOLLOW THE 6 GOLD MEDALS AWARDED TO ABK BY THE DLG IN FEBRUARY 2015 AND THE 3 GOLD MEDALS WON AT THE UNITED STATES BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE’S ‘WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS’ HELD IN CHICAGO IN NOVEMBER 2014 ROK Stars PLC has announced its portfolio of Bavarian Beers have been awarded 6 Gold Medals by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society). The European Beer Star Awards is one of the most important and prestigious beer competitions worldwide. ABK was awarded a Gold Medal for Bayerisch Export Beer and a Bronze Medal for its Edel Spezial Bier. ROK Stars acquired the majority interest in the historic 700 year old AktienBrauerei Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in May 2013 and has since re-designed and re-packaged a range of beers for international export under the brand ‘ABK Beer – Since 1308’. Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Stars said “We are enormously proud that our beers continue to be recognised and rewarded for their outstanding quality and taste. Winning competitions such as the European Beer Star Awards are key to the on-going global distribution of our beers which, for the first time since the brewery was founded in 1308, are now available in new markets such as China, the United States and Singapore.” With a growing drinks portfolio which, in addition to ABK Beer, includes UB Real Irish Whiskey and Bogart’s Real English Gin, ROK Drinks was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria, known as ‘America’s favourite entrepreneur,’ and Jonathan Kendrick with a mandate to ‘build the mega-brands of tomorrow, today’. John Paul DeJoria is best known as the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, the largest privately held hair care business in North America, as well as being co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s Number 1 premium tequila brand. More information at: www.rokstars.com www.rokdrinks.com www.abkbeer.com