And so it begins. Thomas Hargreaves Geddes and Eugene Desnoes formed Desnoes and Geddes Company limited, setting the stage for the historic inception of Red Stripe Beer.
The very first Red Stripe branded beer was brewed, becoming a milestone in Jamaican history. "What a time to be alive" they all probably said.
Peter Desnoes and Paul Geddes join us and take over the family business whilst Red Stripe continues to fly in Jamaica.
Jamaica gains independence from Britain. Hefty amounts of Red Stripe were consumed in the process.
The Red Stripe stubby bottle was introduced. Proof that good things come in small packages.
Our great beer starts popping up in the UK. You're welcome, Britain.
Red Stripe starts getting papped on nights out with rock stars as we become the beer of live music.
Excuse the brag but we went and won a gold medal in the Monde Selection.
For the first time ever, export volume exceeds Jamaican volume due to soaring UK demand.
It's a big one – Red Stripe becomes part of the Heineken family.
We teamed up with purveyors of all things indie, This Feeling, to create our own music show: Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV
2017 - 2020
Further cementing our music roots. We've been the official beer partner of the Q awards for 4 years now and in 2020, we were also the official beer partner of the BRIT awards with Mastercard. Great stuff.