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Thursday, October 27, 2005

CCC profits up almost a quarter

Compania Cervecera de Canarias (CCC) has posted a healthy rise in operating profit. The Spanish brewer said yesterday (25 October) that operating profit for its fiscal year to 31 March leapt by 22% year-on-year to €17.7m (US$21.4m). (Via: Just-Drinks.com)

The Canarian beer company was founded in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1939 and began brewing the Dorada brand. In 1994, they merged with Sociedad Industrial Canaria (SICAL) of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, which was formerly the La Tropical brewery.

Some years ago, they also acquired the independent brewer of the Mas brand beer.

These beers are uniquely found in the Canary Islands, with Dorada continuing to be typical in Tenerife and Tropical the favorite in Gran Canaria.

Visitors really should try these lager beers instead of the imported ones. I find them to be smoother and less gassy than more familiar names, apart from which you will find their relative prices amusingly cheap and, your purchase helps the local community.

Image: Beemwej [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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