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.Carib — Photo courtesy of kelly reeves
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 — Photo courtesy of Daniel Orth
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 — Photo courtesy of Joe Loong
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 — Photo courtesy of Zepfanman.com
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.Sol — Photo courtesy of tiffany terry
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!