Tiger White Press Conference


Tiger Beer unleashes new wheat variant and movie production

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Nov 2015 — An all-new innovative product that is brewed with subtle spicy hints of clove, coriander, and orange peel becomes the latest addition to join Tiger’s expanding portfolio.

Aptly called Tiger White, the wheat beer comes to fruition two years after the brand unveiled its innovative beverage Tiger Radler, a variant that combines the crisp and easy-drinking taste of Tiger Beer with the zesty flavour of natural lemon juice.

Brand ambassadors at Tiger White press conference held at Black Box, Publika.

The introduction of White proves once again that Tiger Beer does not rest on its laurels and constantly pushes the boundaries of innovation, to create fresh and exciting brews for its consumers.

Guinness Anchor Berhad managing director Hans Essaadi said: “In 2013, we reinterpreted a popular European-style drink with Tiger Radler, which has proven to be a popular choice that appeals to both beer and non-beer drinkers alike. Following the success of this variant, the time has come for us to provide our consumers with a new refreshing option; an option we’ve identified resonates well with them – wheat beer. Right now this drink of choice is mostly imported, making it an ideal market for us to tap into, and by brewing it locally, we refresh this wheat beer category as we increase its reach.

Guinness Anchor Berhad managing director Mr Hans Essaadi (left) with Heineken Asia Pacific’s president Mr Frans Eusman (right) and managing director Mr Kenneth Choo.

“With the launch of Tiger White, we demonstrate we have the tenacity to expand our portfolio, and increase market share as we make this premium brew more accessible to all consumers. Similarly, the launch today further solidifies Tiger Beer’s market leadership in Malaysia as Tiger White makes its first appearance here before anywhere else in the world,” Essaadi said to an intimate group of business and lifestyle media at the launch held at the Black Box in Publika, Desa Sri Hartamas.

The all-new cloudy, wheaty variant with an ABV of 5% is making its way to various bars and stores across the country.

GAB MD Mr Hans Essaadi (4th from left) , Heineken Asia Pacific Region president Mr Frans Eusman (4th from right), GAB’s sales director Mr Thum Chee Yuen (2nd from left), chairman Datuk Seri Saw Choo Boon (3rd from left), marketing director Mr Bruce Dallas (3rd from right) and Tiger Beer marketing manager Ms Jessie Chuah (2nd from right).

Also announced at the event was an initiative that Tiger White kick started in October in conjunction with the product’s campaign tagline — “It all starts with white”. Mooted on the notion that all creative ideas begin on blank spaces, the initiative beckons consumers to put on their artistic hats for a chance at being a part of the first crowd-sourced movie production done entirely via physical and digital beer coasters.

These serve as entry forms to those brave enough to volunteer themselves or to nominate friends for available roles anywhere from screenwriters to hair stylists to actors or even on-set masseuses. The short-film production will be mentored by Baltasar Kormákur, the director / producer behind blockbuster hits like Everest (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley), 2 Guns (Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg), and Contraband (Mark Wahlberg).

Tiger White – Asia’s Wheat Beer debuts in the market here before anywhere else in the world.

Tiger Beer marketing manager Jessie Chuah said, “Every great creative concept starts on a white canvas and from the courage to begin. It is with this notion we derived at Tiger White’s tagline – ‘It all starts with white’, which to us was the fearlessness to brew wheat beer in the heart of Asia.

“Subsequently, we see ‘It all starts with white’ as a philosophy — a blank slate and the valor to turn passion into bold actions. Therefore, we urge Malaysians to unleash their creativity for a chance at being a part of a film production like none other,” Chuah told the media.

Tiger Beer marketing manager Ms Jessie Chuah on stage to talk about how Tiger White’s philosophy ‘It all starts with white’ inspired ‘Coaster’ – the first crowd-sourced movie production done entirely via physical and digital beer coasters.

The film will be made in seven days with production set to take place in Malaysia with Kormakur mentoring behind the scenes. So far, the spot for director and screenwriter have been filled by homegrown creative talents John Cho and Lim Benji respectively, leaving 23 more roles open for the taking. The short film is expected to premiere in December at a private event. Entry coasters can be found in selected bars in the Klang Valley or find your part for Coaster: The Film on www.tigercoasterfilm.com

For more information on Tiger White, visit www.tigerbeer.com.my

An Honest Mistake performing at Tiger White press conference held at Black Box, Publika.


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