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Diageo To Relocate Production of US Supply of Red Stripe Beer


Red Stripe BeerNorwalk, CT – Diageo, the world’s leading premium spirits, beer and wine company announced today that production of Red Stripe currently brewed in Jamaica for the US market will be relocated to the United States beginning in 2012. Pennsylvania-based City Brewing has been tapped to handle US production. Jamaica-based Desnoes & Geddes Limited (D&G) will continue producing Red Stripe for Jamaica, Brazil, Canada and Europe and will receive royalties on US Red Stripe sales.

This new production model, typical for most global brewers, will enable greater investment in the brand in the US.

“Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light’s distinctive taste profiles will remain the same, and the brand’s personality will continue to embody the Jamaican culture that has always been its inspiration,” said Sheila Stanziale, President, Diageo-Guinness USA.

Stanziale continued, “Moving to a US production model for US volume significantly strengthens the Red Stripe brand and is a clear demonstration of Diageo’s commitment to the beer category, and to accelerating the growth of Red Stripe and our entire brand portfolio.”


  1. JERRY SIEVERS | Saturday, November 30, 2013

    i would like to know why you are not making RED STRIPE LIGHT any more ? I have checked with the Omaha Ne area and say theycan no longer get it .WHY ? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Brian Kropf | Monday, December 2, 2013

    Hi Jerry. I unfortunately don’t know the answer to that. Regular Red Stripe has always been readily available, but I haven’t ever seen much in the way of their Light offering.

  3. Art gray | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    On a recent trip to Jamaica I noticed the red stripe bottles there have 4.7 al content printed on them . Is the red stripe brewed in the US the same al. content ?????

  4. Chri | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    American red stripe does not taste the same not in the least.

  5. Nunzio Petrillo | Friday, February 27, 2015

    11.2 oz ?!
    Latrobe PA ?!
    No cheaper ?!
    Domestic beer at import price ?
    You have lost a once faithful customer forever
    How much profit do you make on a customer that you lose ?!
    Red StR.I.P.e
    Booooooo !

  6. Luckylu | Sunday, May 31, 2015

    I recently unexpectedly drank a bottle or the “new” Redstripe make in Latrobe, PA. First off, the bottles are different. They have less beer, and aren’t as round. For the samee price as regular Red Stripe. The next problem is the label says “Jamacian STYLE Lager” not Jamacian Lager. Lastly, it doesn’t taste ANYTHING like Red Stripe from Jamaca. I am soooooo disappointed ! Won’t ever buy it again!

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