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Have any of youse beer drinkers tasted this Indian beer??? If so what is it like??? :) :)
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Cobra Beer was founded in 1989 by Karan Bilimoria,[1] then aged 27 and £20,000 in debt.[1] A Cambridge law graduate and qualified Chartered Accountant, Bilimoria launched Cobra Beer when it became clear to him that Britain needed a smoother, less gassy lager that appealed to both ale drinkers and lager drinkers alike, and that complemented all types of cuisines. Karan's mission from day one has been to brew the finest ever Indian beer and to make it a global beer brand. The first shipment of Cobra was imported in the UK in 1990, at the start of a recession.[1]

The beer was originally planned to be named 'Panther', but this name was not popular when researched with customers prior to launch and was changed to 'Cobra' at the eleventh hour. By way of introduction by Arjun's uncle Keshow Reddy, the two founders were introduced to Mysore Breweries in India, who were the original brewers of Cobra beer.

Cobra was first brewed in Bangalore (now Bengaluru) in 1990 and imported to the UK for seven years. In 1997 Cobra commenced brewing under licence with Charles Wells (now Wells & Young's) in the UK. The brewery now make use of this recipe to produce Mongoose beer, which is sold with a picture of a Mongoose eating a dead cobra on its label.[3]

In 2005, Cobra Beer was stocked in over 6,000 restaurants and in most major supermarkets and off licence chains in the UK. Cobra Beer has also increased its presence mainstream retail outlets and is available in nearly 6,000 pubs, style bars and clubs. Now one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK, having been exported to more than 45 countries worldwide, and with subsidiaries in India, South Africa and the US.
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