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12th May 2021


Don’t hate the Playa

Vedett Extra Playa, the new-to-the-UK 5.2% Belgian tropical lager, is due to be released from late May and across the UK throughout the summer.  This is a sun-sensitive beauty; a thirst-quencher dreaming of BBQs, open-air parties and those blissful summer nights.

So spread the sunshine and don’t hate the Playa.

“This is a summer-time pixie,” enthuses Jonas Rosales, Vedett’s UK Brand Manager.  “With Extra Playa, Vedett is adding a light, tropical, easy drinking beer to its range. It’s refreshing during the summer months and during that window, a fresh, new addition to the existing Vedett-portfolio.

“This is a tropical lager with a refreshing touch of lemon, like summer in a bottle.

“Playa, as its name suggests, is about the beach – and pumping up the sunshine and getting hot and friendly; so serving it ice cold with a cut of lime in its necklet is a winner. It will not be available on tap; simply in its smart 33cl bottle.”

Extra Playa is a perfect summertime complement to Vedett’s existing range, which includes Extra Pilsner 5.0%, Extra White 4.7% and Extra IPA 5.5% – all brewed by family brewers, Duvel Moortgat of Belgium.

Vedett Export was first brewed and launched in Belgium in 1945 – before being re-named Vedett Pilsner 20 years later.  To fit into the Belgian market, in 2003 this beer was re-named Vedett Extra Blond.  18 years on, as a result of growing international demand and expansion into new export markets including China, the UK and the Netherlands, a need has arisen to more clearly communicate that this Vedett is a premium quality Pilsner beer.  In 2021, Vedett is again, Extra Pilsner.

Vedett Extra Playa notes:

Style: tropical lager

Appearance: pale blond

Aroma: tropical lager with refreshing notes of lemon

Taste: a powerful thirst-quencher from the very first sip, thanks to the fresh citrus aromas.

EBU: 17

5.2 % ALC

From May 2021, Vedett Extra Playa is available at the suggested bar price of £4 per 33cl bottle (from beer suppliers and UK hospitality).


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Duvel Moortgat is an independent family business with a distinctive focus on specialty beers. Duvel Moortgat encompasses 10 breweries: Duvel Brewery in Puurs, Achouffe Brewery in Houffalize, De Koninck Brewery in Antwerp, Liefmans Brewery in Oudenaarde, Bernard Brewery in the Czech Republic, Brewery Ommegang in New York, Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Firestone Walker in California, Brewery ’t IJ in Amsterdam and Birrificio del Ducato in Italy. Most recently, the London-founded Kombucha Brewery JARR.

Press release from R&R Teamwork on behalf of Duvel Moortgat

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