6 Sensational Caribbean Beers & Where to Swig Them


Is there anything better than a cold brew on a hot day? We think not!

And when you’re in the Caribbean, there are so many homegrown beers to try, and just as many Caribbean bars to try them at. Here, we round up a half-dozen of our favorite Caribbean-branded suds, and recommend the perfect beaches to sip them by. Cheers!

Banks


Origin: Barbados
Flavor Profile: Water filtered through Bajan coral stone may be the secret to the flavor of this Pilsner-style brew, made with German barley and hops.
Sipping Spot: In a hammock slung between two palm trees on Dover Beach in St. Lawrence Gap.

Belikin


Origin: Belize
Flavor Profile: Canadian Pilsner malt and German hops combine in this full-bodied and golden lager-style beer that’s been tickling Belizean taste buds since 1971.
Sipping Spot: Perched on a Bali bed on Ambergris Cay

Carib


Origin: Trinidad
Flavor Profile: This classic Caribbean beer, enjoyed all across the region since 1950, is a balanced and full-bodied lager.
Sipping Spot: Hand-in-hand with your sweetie, strolling Antigua’s Dickenson Bay

I-Ain-Ga-Lie


Origin: Turks and Caicos Islands
Flavor Profile: We love the name (which translates as “I ain’t gonna lie”) and the delicate flavor of this “beach beer,” which is 4.8 percent alcohol yet still tastes light and smooth.
Sipping Spot: On a floatie bobbing alongside Provo’s magnificent Grace Bay

Red Stripe


Origin: Jamaica
Flavor Profile: The Caribbean’s best-known beer is characterized as full-bodied amber lager with a butterscotch flavor.
Sipping Spot: Under the shade of an almond tree on Negril’s Seven-Mile beach

Sands Pink Radler


Origin: The Bahamas
Flavor Profile: Half grapefruit juice, half Bavarian-style lager, this fruity refresher has only 2.3 percent alcohol, so you even lightweights can join the party.
Sipping Spot: With your toes in the sand on Great Exuma’s mile-long Emerald Bay

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Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Born on the tropical island that is Saint Lucia affords a never-ending source of inspiration. In the past 13 years, Kylie loved to work with various newspapers, magazines and blogs in the Caribbean.

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