Shake-shake! Chibuku back in business: Lilongwe plant reopens

There is joy in Malawi beer halls or shebeens following the lifting of a suspension order by Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)  on production and distribution of Chibuku opaque beer from the Lilongwe brewery has been lifted and  Chibuku Products Limited (CPL) are back in business.

It's OK with Chibuku: Man downs a carton of the popular  beer
It’s OK with Chibuku: Man downs a carton of the popular beer
Beer you can eat
Beer you can eat

MBS Director General Davlin Chokazinga confirmed to the local press  that  following verification audits its inspectors conducted last week the  suspension has been lifted.

“I can confirm that CPL Lilongwe plant is back in business,” said Chokazinga whose MBS sealed CPL’s Lilongwe plant over failure to comply with expected hygiene standards.

According to Chokazinga, all the concerns that led to the closure CPL Lilongwe plant have been resolved at the moment.

Chibuku, an opaque beer based on a traditional African recipe using maize is aimed at tapping into the growing lower-income consumer base.

Although defined as a beer, Chibuku is a very different proposition from “clear” or European-style brews.

Many aficionados of the beverage consider Chibuku — also known as “Shake-shake” — to be as much a food as a drink, one that’s meant to be eaten (not slopped) as well as imbibed.

Chibuku name is an African corruption of the phrase “by the book” .

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baba mthethwa
8 years ago

wina wadyapo zammanja apa musatinamizepo kuti nthawi yomweyi umve uja wakonzedwa agalu inu!!!!!!!!!

8 years ago

sikuti ana alepheree kupita kusukulu poti chabwerera, kumwa moti mawa chiliponso osati mpaka kupusa nazo

Mulhomwe Wankulu
Mulhomwe Wankulu
8 years ago

Ngakhale taasangalala koma wina wake wankulu ku MBS ngakhale ku Ministry of Industry wafumbatitsidwa apa…….musatiphimbe mmaso kuti kanthawi komweka alongosola zinthu?

8 years ago

chibuku beer welcome

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