It’s official! SMAC has chosen Aruba’s Balashi Beer as Carnival 70’s official beer. Balashi is Aruba’s beloved national beer, proudly brewed locally at Balashi Brewery, along with Chill and Magic Mango. The partnership reflects Balashi’s connection with Aruba’s authentic culture, and the island’s Carnival season is the cherished highlight of a nation rich in heritage and traditions.
“We couldn’t be prouder than to have this distinction from SMAC, especially for this much-anticipated Carnival 70 season—it’s definitely going to be a spectacularly memorable one and we are thrilled to be a part of the celebrations…Aruba’s Carnival matched with Aruba’s beer is a truly authentic pairing" says Rowald Werleman
Indeed, 2024 is a time of celebration for Balashi Brewery, which will be marking its 25th anniversary. “What better way to kick off our 25th year than as Aruba’s Carnival 70 beer,” Rowald Werleman adds.
Balashi Brewery’s dedication to preserving Aruba’s culture begins with sustainable efforts for the island overall. Keeping the island’s environment as pristine as possible is highlighted by its signature bottle-return campaign and is the only bottle-return initiative on the island. Balashi is encouraging Carnival-goers to keep our streets clean and save their empties to redeem for Afl 4.80/case or pack your coolers conveniently with easy-to-carry cans of Balashi, Chill, and Magic Mango.
Cheers to a safe and fun Carnival season, and as always, drink responsibly. #OurIslandOurBeer #OurCarnivalOurBeer