Vailima is a small mountain village in Samoa which is a lovely island country in the South Pacific a bit north of New Zealand and home of Vailima Draught. Now a Fosters Group company. The name Vailima comes from a local legend meaning Water in the Hand, the story goes that a couple was crossing Upolu which is an island over the mountains and the man was dying of thirst. The woman used the palms of her hands to fetch him some water to save him from dying. Anyway back to the beer, the Samoa Breweries Limited began operations only in 1978 it was a joint venture between a German beer company Haase Braurei and the Government, they bottled San Miguel for a while and now brew the Coca Cola soft drink range and EKU Bavaria under license. The Vailima beer in fact is a German Style larger which is a very refreshing taste in this beautiful piece of south Pacific paradise.
For more information: http://www.vailima.ws/