About Samoa Breweries
Samoa Breweries Ltd has been proudly brewing Vailima beer in Samoa since 1978.
Established as a joint venture between German brewer Haase Braurei and the Samoan Government, Samoa Breweries is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paradise Beverages (Fiji) Limited, a leading beverage manufacturer within the Pacific region.
The brewery is located in the picturesque Samoan capital of Apia. Its German brewing heritage is reflected in the European-style brewing methods, which include the use of German hops as a key ingredient in the Vailima beer range.
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Vailima beer takes its name from the picturesque nearby village.
The word Vailima literally means ‘water in the hand’. Legend has it that the village draws its name from a legendary tale of a couple crossing the Samoan island of Upolu. Dying of thirst at the spot where the village now stands, the husband is revived when his wife carries water (vai) to him in her hands (lima), so giving the village its name, Vailima.
Vailima beer also shares the same name as the famous Vailima Estate which was originally owned by the globally-renowned author, Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote the adventure classic ‘Treasure Island’. Stevenson may have just found his own treasure island spending his final years there.