James Lang, Jon Castillo and Paul Diaz ruled the Urban Extreme Sports Challenge held during the Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban grand finals recently in Pasay City.

Plant officials of beer market leader San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB) proudly show the awards they won in the recently held Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards (DEAEEA) 2012.

Warays hail as fastest SMB drinkers
January 13, 2015

They were still reeling from the devastation caused by Typhoon Ruby before the close of 2014, when cousin-and-friends team from Sitio Bato, Borongan, Eastern dominated the 15th Edition of San Miguel Brewery Inc.'s National Beer Drinking Contest (Pale Pilsen segment) and carted away P250,000.

"Dako ini nga bulig ha amon," (This is a very big help for us), says Jovencio Alcido, Jr., whose neighborhood was literally swept by flash floods. The team composed of Alcido, Charlie Katalbas, Ronnel Cananua, Benjamin Bagas, and Fortunato Cananua was about to give up their participation in the national finals to rush fixing their houses for Christmas. Alcido said they only brought prayers and a little hope with them when they came to Manila.

The team had an official drinking speed of 48:81 seconds while Brgy. Parang, Marikina's Team pulled of 50:01 seconds for the runner-up honors.

For the first time, the country's most popular beer drinking contest included segments featuring other SMB brands like Red Horse Beer, San Mig Light and SMB Flavored Beer. The winners of the Red Horse segment (Puerto Princesa City's Brgy. Masikap) also won P250,000 while San Mig Light segment's winners from Caloocan City and Flavored Beer segment winners from Manila won P50,000 each. A P25,000 incentive was likewise given to winning barangays.

The annual beer-drinking competition engages at least 300,000 beer drinkers in more than 20,000 barangays nationwide.

For ongoing and upcoming SMB events, log on to http://www.sanmiguelbrewery.com.ph

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