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International brands – right in your backyard. Champion Brands’ portfolio of import beers are all widely known names from around the world, introducing your customers to new tastes that are sure to please.

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BUCKLER

Buckler is a light non-alcoholic pale lager, boasting only 75 calories and no carbohydrates per 12 oz. bottle, about half that of regular, full-calorie varieties. Produced by Heineken, it aims to provide Heineken lovers with an NA option.

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CHANG

Brewed by ThaiBev, one of Southeast Asia's largest beverage companies, Chang is a crisp, golden beer inspired by the unique culture, heritage and cuisine of Thailand. Within four years, Chang beer became the number one selling Thai beer brand in its home country. Today, Chang Beer is enjoyed all over the world. Golden honey in color, Chang beer has a smoky, peaty aroma tinged with sweet green apples and vanilla, as well as a balanced, refreshing flavor that pairs well with Asian cuisine.

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CLAUSTHALER

With two distinct lagers, Clausthaler offers variety and quality to NA beer drinkers. Premium Classic offers a classic full-bodies lager taste and premium quality, while the Amber features a copper color and rich taste.

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DOS EQUIS

First brewed in 1894, Dos Equis was the creation of German brewer living in Mexico. With the intension of combining German brewing knowhow with Mexican culture, he created the drinkable Dos Equis Lager, a crisp, refreshing, malt-flavored beer with a well-balanced finish. A Heineken brand.

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FOSTER’S

Now owned by SABMiller, Foster's was created by two Irish American brothers who arrived in Melbourne from New York and began making their lager available to the public in 1889. More than 120 years later, the bold, refreshing taste of Foster’s is available in more than 150 countries worldwide. The iconic “oil can” was introduced in the 1970s.

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GUINNESS

One of the world’s most successful, recognizable beer brands, Guinness is an Irish dry stout brewed in nearly 60 countries and is available in over 120. Popular both in Ireland and abroad, Guinness is the best-selling alcoholic drink in Ireland.

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HEINEKEN

A Dutch brewing company founded in 1864 in Amsterdam, Heineken owns over 190 breweries in more than 70 countries. Their namesake beers include Heineken Lager, which follows the same four-ingredient recipe that launched Heineken in 1886.

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IMPERIAL

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First produced by the Ortega Brewery in 1924, Imperial is the most popular beer brand in Costa Rica. They produce the flagship Imperial Lager, Imperial Light and the Imperial Silver. Imperial Lager is a light, refreshing lager best enjoyed in the summer sun. It has a crystal clear, straw-colored appearance and a slightly sweet aroma and mildly bitter taste.

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Killian’s Irish Red

Killian's Irish Red: The original George brewed the first batch of Enniscorthy Ruby Ale, the inspiration for George Killian’s Irish Red. He just wanted a better beer to share with his friends. He then founded Mill Park Brewery in Enniscorthy, Ireland, so he could share his ruby-colored ale with all of Ireland. The rest is history.

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LABATT BREWING COMPANY

Founded in 1847 in London, Ontario, Labatt Brewing Company is the largest brewer in Canada, now part of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The Labatt lineup includes Labatt Blue, a refreshing pilsner with a delicate character and slightly sweet after-taste, the lower calorie Labatt Blue Light, the premium Labatt Blue Royale, and the citrusy sweet Labatt Blue Lime.

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MOLSON

Formed in Montreal in 1786, Molson Brewery is the second oldest company in Canada after the Hudson's Bay Company. Molson's first brewery was located on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal where the Molson family continues to maintain its operations today. In 2005, Molson merged with Coors to form Molson Coors Brewing Company, the world's seventh-largest brewing company at that time. Brewed without preservatives, Molson Canadian is an easy drinking lager that balances its sweetness with a slightly hoppy bitterness and smooth, refreshing finish.

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MOOSEHEAD

Moosehead is Canada's oldest independent brewery, located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Founded in 1867 by Susannah Oland, Moosehead is still operated by the Oland family, now in the sixth generation of ownership. The Moosehead roster of beers includes Moosehead Lager, Moosehead Pale Ale, Alpine Lager, Alpine Light, Moosehead Light, Moosehead Light Lime, Cracked Canoe, Moosehead Premium Dry, Clancy’s Amber Ale and Moosehead Dry Ice. The flagship Moosehead Lager is a light, refreshing golden lager made from an age-old yeast culture, brewed longer to achieve its distinct flavor.

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NEWCASTLE

Brewed by Heineken in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, Newcastle Brown Ale is one of the United Kingdom's leading bottled ales and is in the top twenty highest selling ales overall.

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PERONI

Founded in 1846 and based in Rome since 1864, Peroni is now owned by the parent company SABMiller brewing group. The company's main brand in Italy is Peroni, a pale lager made with barley malt, maize, hop pellets and hop extract. However, the better-known brand worldwide is its premium lager, Nastro Azzurro, whose name means "Blue Ribbon." Nastro Azzurro offers a delicate balance of bitterness, citrus and spicy aromatic notes, combined with a refreshing, clean finish.

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PILSNER URQUELL

First brewed in 1842 in the town of Plzeň in the Czech Republic, Pilsner Urquell – as its name “the original source pilsner” so clearly describes – is the world’s first pilsner. So popular in fact was this beer that nine out of ten beers produced and consumed in the world today are derived from this Pilsen. Still true to its original recipe, Pilsner Urquell uses pale malted barley, local Czech Saaz hops and lager yeast to deliver its golden clarity and refreshing taste. Featuring an earthy aroma with hints of honeysuckle, Pilsner Urquell finishes strong with caramel sweetness and fragrant, balanced hop bitterness.

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SAPPORO

Founded in 1876, Sapporo Breweries is the oldest brand of beer in Japan, first brewed in Sapporo by a German-trained Japanese brewer. With their world headquarters situated in Tokyo, Sapporo Premium has been the top-selling Asian beer in the United States since 1984.

Sapporo’s portfolio includes Sapporo Premium, featuring a crisp, refreshing taste and refined slightly bitter finish, Sapporo Reserve and Sapporo Light.

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SINGHA

Founded by a Thai aristocrat who traveled to Germany so he could bring brewing to Thailand, Singha Beer was launched in 1933. Now available in over 50 countries, Singha is a German-style lager using Hallertau, Perle and Saaz hops from Germany and Czechoslovakia, as well as yeast from Germany. Brewed with malted barley from Australia, Ireland and France, and with local artesian water, Singha Beer is Thailand’s #1 export beer.

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TECATE

A Heineken portfolio brand, Tecate is brewed in Monterey, Mexico along with other Heineken brands. Tecate is a popular pale lager named after the city of Tecate, Baja California, where is was first produced in 1943. Tecate is a refreshing light lager sold in both distinctive red aluminum cans and in twist-top bottles. Tecate Light was launched in 1992, and Tecate Titanium was introduced in 2013.

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WARSTEINER

Germany's largest privately owned brewery, Warsteiner operates in the Arnsberg Forest Nature Park outside of Warstein, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. The star of the Warsteiner portfolio is the Premium German Pilsener, which is brewed with top-quality ingredients and the particularly soft water from Warsteiner’s own Kaiserquelle. Warsteiner also brews the Premium Dunkel, a dark pilsner with a richer taste, and the Oktoberfest Special Edition, a mild fall favorite. Today, Warsteiner is enjoyed in more than 60 countries worldwide.

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