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Kingfisher (beer)
Kingfisher is an Indian beer brewed by United Breweries Group, Perumbavor. The brand was launched in 1978. With a market share of over 36%, it is India's largest selling beer, with 1 out of every 3 bottles of beer sold in India being a Kingfisher brand. It is currently available in 52 countries outside India.[1] The Heineken Group holds 37.5% equity shares in United Breweries Ltd. -------------------------------------------------

Kingfisher comes in the following varieties:[1]
* Kingfisher Premium The mild version (5% abv) is the flagship brand in the Indian metros. It has a mild grainy flavour and has an ardent fan following amongst Indian beer drinkers. * Kingfisher Strong: The brand was launched in 1999 to cater to the growing strong beer segment in the country. Today, Kingfisher Strong is India’s largest selling beer brand. It contains 8% alcohol content. It is available in 4 SKUs- 650ml & 330ml bottles and 500ml & 330 ml cans.[3] * Kingfisher Strong Fresh: Kingfisher Strong Fresh is the first ever strong draught beer available in the Indian market. It is packaged in 500 ml cans (This product has been withdrawn).[4] * Kingfisher Draught: It is packaged in 500 ml cans.[5]

* Kingfisher Ultra: was launched in Mumbai on 18 September 2009. It is an entry in the premium beer segment in the country to compete with international players like Carlsberg, Heineken and Budweiser.[6] * Kingfisher Blue: The brand’s core target group is the young male population. Kingfisher Blue tries to occupy an imagery of adventure sports. It contains under 6% alcohol. Kingfisher Blue is packaged in metallic blue color labels and cans. It is available in 4 SKUs- 650ml & 330ml bottles and 500ml & 330 ml cans.[7] * Kingfisher Red: is marketed as India’s 1st ‘ALL SEASON’ beer.[8] -------------------------------------------------

Kingfisher Beer is sometimes promoted as The King.[9]
* World's best Lite Lager Award at the Stockholm Beer Festival in 1994.[10] * World's best Lite Lager Award at the Stockholm Beer Festival in 1995. * Gold medal at the World Beer Championship held in Chicago in 1997. * First prize for the label work category at the Asian GrandPrix Cyrel 2000 Label award. * Bronze award at the 'Australian International Beer Awards' in the "International Packaged Beer Section for the year 2000". -------------------------------------------------

Main article: Kingfisher Calendar
The Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar is another successful property the brand has developed over the years.[11] Conceptualised along the lines of the Pirelli calendar, the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar is a blend of fashion, fun and glamour. Over the years, its unveiling has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Indian fashion calendar. -------------------------------------------------

The Great Indian October Fest
Hosted by Kingfisher,[12] produced & conceptualized by Common Colors Entertainment, the Great Indian October Fest (TGIOF) is festival of music, beer and entertainment that has been held every October in Bangalore, India, since 2005. It is a three-day event offering activities including music, food, shopping, a flea market, an auto show, and a dedicated pavilion for competitive gaming.[citation needed] Inspired by the German Oktoberfest, TGIOF is one of many Oktoberfest celebrations held worldwide. The festival hosts international and Indian musicians from a variety of genres. Though the main festival is held in Bangalore, the organizers organize some pan-India activities (for TGIOF): * TGIOF mini-festivals and parties in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Chennai * TGIOF pre-launch events in several Indian cities

* TGIOF Road Show in multiple cities, such...
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