ROK Stars announce its ABK Brewery extends beer supply agreement to AGCO Fendt GmbH for a further 2 years

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer and environmental products company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced its ABK brewery has extended its existing 12 year supply agreement of Fendt-labelled beer by a further 2 years.

Located in Marktoberdorf, some 10km south of Kaufbeuren, AGCO Fendt GmbH is a leading manufacturer of a full line of tractors, combine harvesters and balers. Fendt was founded in 1937 by Xaver Fendt and purchased by AGCO in 1997.

Under the agreement, which began in 2005, ABK will continue to brew a range of its award-winning beers bearing the famous Fendt logo for at least a further 2 years.

Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick said “It’s fantastic to be brewing our beer for such a globally well respected manufacturer as Fendt and we’re delighted to be extending our long-standing supply agreement with them.”

ROK Stars Launch Bogart’s Irish Whiskey

The partnership between John Paul DeJoria’s ROK Drinks and the Humphrey Bogart Estate now features Gin, Vodka, Rum, and Irish Whiskey

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer goods and environmental technologies development company founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick announce the addition of a limited edition Irish Whiskey into the Bogart’s Spirits portfolio.

The iconic actor Humphrey Bogart enjoyed a good cocktail, and he made a lot of legendary observations about drinking. One of Bogart’s famous quotes, “I defend my American right to take a drink when I feel like it,” is now featured on the label of a limited-edition  Irish whiskey from Bogart Spirits.

Bogart Spirits is a partnership between the Humphrey Bogart Estate and ROK Drinks that  produces the award-winning Bogart’s Gin, Bogart’s Rum, and Bogart’s Vodka at its California craft distillery, and now Bogart’s Irish Whiskey will complete the product line-up.

ROK Drinks co-founder Jonathan Kendrick says of Bogart’s Whiskey: “This is a truly special Irish whiskey. We know connoisseurs will find it worthy of the Bogart name. And as with our other spirits, each bottle will feature the iconic Bogart image, one of his authentic quotes, and his signature engraved in the glass.”

Bogart Estate CEO Robbert de Klerk explained why the two children of iconic Hollywood couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are so enthusiastic about the addition of Bogart’s Irish Whiskey: “While Humphrey Bogart enjoyed all spirits, it’s fair to say he had a special place in his heart for gin and whiskey. Now that we’re adding Bogart’s Irish Whiskey, our product offering really feels complete. When I discussed adding whiskey with Stephen Bogart, he told me about the many weekends he spent sailing with his dad on Bogart’s beloved Santana yacht. When people asked Bogie what made the boat go so fast, the original Rat Pack founder always gave the same answer: ‘Whiskey.’

The Bogart’s Irish Whiskey will be available from November 1st, 2017 and will retail for the suggested price of $35 and will be available for purchase at several retailers and online.

More information can be found at www.rokstars.com and www.rokdrinks.com and www.bogartspirits.com

ROK Stars showcase ABK Beer at San Francisco Symphony’s Oktoberfest

ROK Stars PLC, the consumer and environmental products company co-founded by U.S. billionaire John Paul DeJoria and U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick, has announced a hugely successful evening for its ABK Bavarian Beer at the inaugural San Francisco Symphony’s Oktoberfest 2017.

Thousands of steins of ABK Beer were raised in delight at the inaugural Oktoberfest held in the Davies Symphony Hall on Tuesday 3rd October as celebrated conductor Christian Reif lead the San Francisco Symphony in a program featuring Bavarian waltzes and polkas, rollicking opera choruses, sing-alongs, and other traditional folk favorites with a classical twist.

With tickets costing between $175.00 and $500.00 each, the evening was a complete success and proceeds from the Oktoberfest celebration will go on to benefit the Symphony’s myriad artistic, community, and education programs.

Widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S., the San Francisco Symphony played its first concert on December 8, 1911. The San Francisco Symphony has grown in stature and acclaim under a succession of distinguished music directors since then and now presents more than 220 concerts annually.

Commenting, Jonathan Kendrick said “It is fantastic to see our award-winning ABK Beer, which has been brewed in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, for more than 700 years, being enjoyed at Oktoberfest events outside Germany for the first time in our long history as, in addition to this highly prestigious San Francisco Symphony event, ABK Beer is also the exclusive Bavarian beer at 50 Oktoberfest evenings across England throughout October.”