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New Beer Factory in Modjo (ethiopia)
nazret ^ | 4/17/07 | Metasebia Feleke

Posted on 04/17/2007 2:33:39 PM PDT by pissant

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Kangaroo Plast Group PLC has set its sights on yet another industry, with preparations to begin construction on a new brewery in Modjo of the Oromia Regional State.

The project, with a 200 million Br capital, was begun a year and a half ago, and is expected to begin construction in six weeks. Anticipating a construction span of a year and a half, the factory will have the capacity to produce 300,000 hectolitres (hctl) of beer a year.

Offering job opportunities to 300 people, the factory is expected to increase its capacity to 500,000hctl after a year of production.

"Modjo is the centre of distribution for the South Eastern and Central parts of the country," Minwuleyet Melak, technical manger of the project told Fortune, "It has reliable water resources with high quality."

Modjo is better known for its leather and textile factories as there are six leather factories currently involved in production and export while three are under construction in the same area.

Modjo also offers five textile factories, one that is operational and four that are in developmental stages.

There are five beer factories in Ethiopia, Meta Abo, Harar, Bedele, Dashen and BGI Ethiopia. The first three are state owned, while the other two are owned by private investors.

The factories have a capacity of producing 3.5 million hectolitres a year. Their combined monthly production is 10 million hectolitres with their annual income standing at 380 million Br in the 2005/2006 fiscal year.

The leading brewery in the country is BGI Ethiopia, with the capacity to produce 10 million litres a month and an annual turnover of 45 million dollars.

Sector experts explain that the demand for beer in the country is on the rise because the existing breweries have not been able to saturate all the markets that are available in the country.

"The beer supply in this country does not match the current demand and if the new factory works hard on the market they might be able to get a substantial market share," an expert in the sector told Fortune.

Studies indicate that Ethiopia would be able to cater to three additional large scale beer factories with similar production capacities to the ones that are currently in the market before meeting the high level of demand.

Kangaroo Plast Group PLC is one of the eight subsidiary companies under Kangaroo Industrial Group founded by Yirga Haile and Family. The family conglomerate is involved in a number of different sectors with Universal Foods, Enyi Ethiopia Rose, Enyi Construction, 3F Furniture, Kangaroo Foam and Palm Ethiopia all under its umbrella.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ethiopia
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Excellent. Ethiopia is not only killing fanatical muslims, it has a growing beer industry.

Cheers.

1 posted on 04/17/2007 2:33:41 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I’m guessing the chicks are still skinny. How are the beaches?


2 posted on 04/17/2007 2:34:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Don't know, but a growing beer industry means good things about a country. Here is miss Ethiopia...oh my


3 posted on 04/17/2007 2:39:08 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Someone was thinking about a beer ping list. Does anyone have any update on that? Real African beer is often made with allot of sorghum. I have never had it, however, I have heard that it can be good.
4 posted on 04/17/2007 2:44:45 PM PDT by outofstyle
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To: outofstyle

I’ve had a Kenya beer ages ago. Not bad. Heavily euro-inluenced, as to be expected.


5 posted on 04/17/2007 2:45:45 PM PDT by pissant
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To: JRios1968
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6 posted on 04/17/2007 2:50:40 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: outofstyle; rzeznikj at stout

Ping. Guy walks into a bar and asks about a beer pinglist...

Ethiopian beer this time, not India.
Will have to try it when it gets over here.


7 posted on 04/17/2007 2:56:24 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: pissant

They’ve got their mojo working in Modjo, I guess.


8 posted on 04/17/2007 2:58:48 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: pissant
There is a brewery in Europe that produces four indigenous African brews. One is made with banana and another with coconut. All of them are sorghum based and all are “beer like.” Apparently some of this is pretty good and they are imported to the US in small quantities. I saw the website recently. However, I can’t find the link now.
9 posted on 04/17/2007 2:59:44 PM PDT by outofstyle
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To: pissant; jasoncann; Rodney King; rzeznikj at stout; stephenjohnbanker; lesser_satan; ...
She's got her modjo...and needless to say, she IS approved by the Institute...
10 posted on 04/17/2007 2:59:59 PM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: hellbender

Maybe Jim Morrison is living there.


11 posted on 04/17/2007 3:00:59 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Ethiopia + kangaroos + beer = no good can come of this.


12 posted on 04/17/2007 3:01:05 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: outofstyle

I like my beer made with barley, but I’d try it, if I see it.


13 posted on 04/17/2007 3:02:01 PM PDT by pissant
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To: JRios1968

LOL. She is nuttin to sneeze at.


14 posted on 04/17/2007 3:02:31 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Xenalyte

Perhaps, but post 3 proves all hope is not lost..


15 posted on 04/17/2007 3:03:21 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Xenalyte

“Bonga, hold muh beer...”


16 posted on 04/17/2007 3:03:47 PM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: dead

sorry- Ethiopia is landlocked and primarily mountainous... maybe there’s some beaches in the Danakil, but I think it’s basically like Death Valley, only bigger.


17 posted on 04/17/2007 3:07:29 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad)
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To: pissant; JRios1968

Well, this is very true. The Institute approves her, I trust?


18 posted on 04/17/2007 3:09:19 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Xenalyte

Ping to #10


19 posted on 04/17/2007 3:09:55 PM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: Xenalyte; JRios1968

Who sits on the board of trustees for the institute?


20 posted on 04/17/2007 3:10:09 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant; Xenalyte; rzeznikj at stout; lesser_satan; stephenjohnbanker

It’s a closely-guarded secret...


21 posted on 04/17/2007 3:11:31 PM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: JRios1968; martin_fierro

As long as Martin is relegated to janitorial services there only, I’m OK with that.


22 posted on 04/17/2007 3:12:35 PM PDT by pissant
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To: JRios1968

That’s a relief!


23 posted on 04/17/2007 3:12:36 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: pissant
Brewed far away or maybe near
I will always taste your beer
Water barley hops make suds
Transforms strangers into buds

Sing a song and raise your glass
And hook up some comely lass
We’re here for beer we proudly shout!
Ale, lager, bock and stout.

24 posted on 04/17/2007 3:15:17 PM PDT by steveo (Is there anything else I can help you with today?)
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To: pissant; martin_fierro

Well, a few Ethiopian beers might make things happen in the Board of Trustees...IF I were part of it, I’m just sayin’...


25 posted on 04/17/2007 3:15:52 PM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: pissant; JRios1968
Kangaroo Plast Group PLC has set its sights on yet another industry, with preparations to begin construction on a new brewery in Modjo

Got their Modjo working.

26 posted on 04/17/2007 3:17:25 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Kangaroo Plastered)
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To: pissant

INNOCENT!


27 posted on 04/17/2007 3:18:43 PM PDT by patton (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: rzeznikj at stout

Ping to #24. An official poem for the beer ping list?


28 posted on 04/17/2007 3:55:22 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: pissant

If Ethiopia’s beer is as great as her coffee, I’ll be the first to drink it.


29 posted on 04/17/2007 4:20:40 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: pissant
GUILTY!!

ooops....wrong thread...

30 posted on 04/17/2007 4:59:15 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration."- unknown)
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To: steveo

Brings a tear to my eye...


31 posted on 04/17/2007 5:02:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: JRios1968

No bribes for you


32 posted on 04/17/2007 5:02:49 PM PDT by pissant
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To: martin_fierro

Way late with that one!


33 posted on 04/17/2007 5:03:25 PM PDT by pissant
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To: GoldCountryRedneck; patton

I gotta go with Patton’s assessment on this. Innocent.


34 posted on 04/17/2007 5:03:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
I gotta go with Patton’s assessment on this. Innocent.

For sure; somehow scrolled to the end of the thread first, missing the 'evidence' ;)

35 posted on 04/17/2007 5:09:07 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration."- unknown)
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To: MoochPooch

If its as good as their models in post #3, I’m switching brands.


36 posted on 04/17/2007 5:10:42 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Thought I was gonna have to get you some new bifocles.


37 posted on 04/17/2007 5:11:06 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

It’s so damn hot in Ethiopa that you almost HAVE to drink beer.


38 posted on 04/17/2007 5:13:08 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

You’d think the Saudis would have learned that by now....oh wait...the royals do.


39 posted on 04/17/2007 5:14:04 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I wonder what teff based beer would taste like?


40 posted on 04/17/2007 5:16:04 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: Xenalyte

LOL!


41 posted on 04/17/2007 5:17:25 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: null and void

Teff?


42 posted on 04/17/2007 5:19:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: dead

My better half used to work with an Ethiopian woman. Stunning, drop dead gorgeous, and hardly skinny!


43 posted on 04/17/2007 5:20:04 PM PDT by Don Carlos (MSgt, USAF (Ret))
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To: pissant

The more beer factories in the world the better. Keep up the good work!!!


44 posted on 04/17/2007 5:21:18 PM PDT by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: KoRn

Also a sure sign the islamo nazis are not in control.


45 posted on 04/17/2007 5:22:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

That’s always a good thing as well!


46 posted on 04/17/2007 5:22:45 PM PDT by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: pissant
The national grain of Ethiopia.

Very small chocolate brown colored seeds. It has a very nice complex flavor, but doesn’t have enough gluten (if any) to rise as a bread.

Ethiopians make a flat spongy bread called injerta to sop up the various dishes they eat, much like an Indian would use naan.

47 posted on 04/17/2007 5:26:04 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: null and void

I’ve had ethiopain bread here once. It was quite tasty.


48 posted on 04/17/2007 5:27:50 PM PDT by pissant
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To: KoRn
**The more beer factories in the world the better**

Absorutery. As they say, for every seat there's a butt, for every beer there's a bladder. If you don't like the beer, someone else will, so it all evens out.

49 posted on 04/17/2007 5:32:30 PM PDT by Don Carlos (MSgt, USAF (Ret))
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To: pissant

Yeah. As I said, I wonder how teff beer would taste?


50 posted on 04/17/2007 5:41:17 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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