All over the country and throughout the world, the taste of the Philippines' expertly brewed beer has always made us proud.
It is the taste and quality of San Miguel Beer that others have long tried to imitate but up to this day, never been equaled.
It's no surprise how San Miguel Beer has consistently reaped honors for our country through the years. Winning has always been a tradition for our national brew.
The winning streak started in 1895, or mere five years after the first brewery in South East Asia was inaugurated as the La Fabrica de Cerveza de San Miguel. San Miguel has bested imported beer brands to win its first-ever gold medal at the Philippines Regional Exposition.
To date, San Miguel Beer continues to cement its first-rate status by consistently reaping awards for its 8 beer brands in the annual Monde Selection Awards. Monde is the world's most prestigious organization that recognizes the adherence of products to the highest international standards of taste and quality.
At the latest count, San Miguel Beer has accumulated a total of five International High Quality trophies, 8 Grand Golds, 126 Golds and 76 silvers from the Monde selection awards since the mid-60s.
It is not easy to be deserving of a citation more so of a gold from the Monde Selection. Every year, thousands of entries from 70 countries participate. The jury is also composed of established masters and experts in the art of brewing and the science of beer.
Another proof of San Miguel's unparalleled record of excellence in quality and taste was the Gold Medal win of San Miguel Premium All Malt in 2009 and 2010. The beer --known for its medium to full-bodied malty flavour, pleasant hoppy notes, sweetish taste and smooth balanced bitterness-won after only eight months of being introduced in the market.
San Miguel Pale Pilsen was also touted as the best-tasting beer in Asia. In 2008, a popular US magazine (Beer Magazine) cited SMB's flagship brand as having "the most flavor and tasted better than all beers in the region."
All these prove that our very own San Miguel Beer can compete and stand proud against the best in the world.
So, here's to the one true brand of beers that have become part of our country's culture and heritage. the icon of excellence that has made us proud in front of the entire world.
The rallying symbol of friendship that has introduced and made San Miguel Oktoberfest worth celebrating year after year for three decades now. San Miguel Beer.