10Best Investigates Beers of the Caribbean

Cold beers and hot sun a winning combination

By ; published Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
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The Caribbean isn't exactly known for its beers -- let's face it, it's no Bavaria -- but there's something about an ice-cold Caribbean beer that perfectly quenches the thirst when sipped on a beautiful beach. With dozens of varieties out there, 10Best has narrowed it down to the top five.

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Carib Lager

With "Caribbean" in the name, Carib out of Trinidad and Tobago is a cruise ship classic. This medium-bodied lager has a pleasant balance of hops and malts and a slightly bitter finish to cool you off on a hot Caribbean afternoon. Squeeze in a wedge of lime and enjoy.

Red Stripe
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Red Stripe

This Jamaican beer is good enough that you'll find it in stores throughout the United States. Hailing from Kingston, this malty lager goes down smooth with a crisp finish perfect for offsetting the spice of that charred jerk chicken you've been munching on.

Turk's Head
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Turk's Head

Turk's Head, brewed in the Turks & Caicos Islands, is a light-bodied lager with a lightly hopped aftertaste, perfect for washing down all that fresh seafood you're eating. The brewery also produces an amber ale if that's more to your liking.

Blackbeard Ale
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Blackbeard Ale

This is the Caribbean after all, so it's only fitting that at least one beer makes reference to pirates. Blackbeard Ale, a British pale ale from the Virgin Islands, has a heavy maltiness with hints of molasses that make it an excellent sipper for an island evening.

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Sun and sand go hand in hand, and so do Sol and the Caribbean. All this easy-to-drink Mexican light beer needs is some lime, salt and a sun lounger in Cancun...paradise!


  About Lydia Schrandt:

Lydia considers herself somewhat of a beer snob, but when it comes to sipping a cold one on the beach, she'll reach for a light lager and some lime any day.

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