Greek beer drinks to international success



The Greek Pilsner beer “56 Isles” was awarded with a Great Taste award at the prestigious Great Taste Awards organised by the UK’s Guild of Fine Food to celebrate the very best in food and drink.

Produced by a local microbrewery on Paros, “56 Isles”is among the Great Taste winners of 2017 amd the only Greek beer to do so.

The awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world”, the prestigious Great Taste Awards review over  12,366 products judged by over 500 of the most demanding food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists.

“We are proud that a quality Greek product gained international recognition. In our first year of production and the first time entering a competition we got our first star,” Marinos Alexandrou, co-founder of  Paros Microbrewery, said in an announcement. “This badge of honor reflects all the time, effort and – above all – the passion we have put in creating ‘56 Isles’,” he added.

The black and gold Great Taste label is considered a signpost to a fine product, which has been evaluated after hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges. The Great Taste Awards judging committee values taste first, not taking into consideration the branding and packaging.

Paros Microbrewery was founded οn the island of Paros by Nicolas Pavlakis and Marinos Alexandrou. The first target market of “56 Isles” is Paros, however, given the growing interest, the company is currently building a wide distribution network in Greece and abroad.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.