Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Cuba, for so long it has been the forbidden land for us Americans. Its treasures like rum, culture and of course cigars have been hidden from us. With restrictions loosening, you may soon find yourself taking puffs of the world's best cigars. In this week's Caribbean wrap up, there is a great story and video about why the Cuban cigar is so cherished. Give it a watch, I think you'll like … [Read more...]

The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival Returns to Grenada

The annual Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is heading back to Grenada on 21st – 23rd of November 2013. With Grenada debuting as the host country last year, the Festival organizers are excited to return to the ‘Spice Isle’. According to the Festival Director Ms. Cheryl Collymore, the reasons for once again choosing Grenada, were clear when she noted that ‘It really comes down to being ‘back by … [Read more...]

Caribbean Beers – Remember The Islands By Taking A Drink

Yes the Caribbean is famous for its rum, and deservedly so, but sometimes there's nothing like an ice-cold refreshing beer to beat back the tropical heat. The islands aren't known for their beers, in fact I've heard plenty of people complain about how all the beers in the Caribbean are light, tasteless and indistinguishable from each other. I can see how some people would say this, but I also … [Read more...]

AXA Brewing Company, Bringing Beer to Anguilla

When traveling to the Caribbean there's nothing better than growing roots at a beach bar and tossing back a few bottles of the local island beer. Soon you'll be able to do that on the island of Anguilla. AXA Brewing Company is setting up shop and is poised to bring Anguilla its first and only local beer. AXA Brewing will feature three different beers to start off with; the AXA Blue (Pilsner), … [Read more...]

Jamaican Dragon Stout Beer – BOAT DRINKS

Yes, rum is our friend, but our other best friend is cold beer. There's only one thing that can compete with a flavorful rum punch on the beach and that is a cold island beer pull straight from the icy cooler. I was browsing the endless isles in the local Total Wine & More store in search of the Caribbean section. It seems like they always have something new and different each time I go in … [Read more...]

5 Best Caribbean Beers According to Fox News – How They Got It Wrong

The headline read, "5 Best Caribbean Beers", of course I was going to read on and see what this Fox News writer really had to say about a subject so dear to my heart. Here is the Fox News list of the best Caribbean beers: Carib Lager - Trinidad, St. Kitts, Grenada Kalik Gold - Bahamas Red Stripe - Jamaica Blackbeard Ale - Virgin Islands Presidente - Dominican Republic This list … [Read more...]

Kalik vs. Sands – Which Bahamian Brew is Better?

Bahamians know their beer. Kalik and SANDS are the beers of the Bahamas. Whether you are cruising around the islands in a boat or sitting on a white sand beach, you're going to crave an ice cold beverage to cool you down. Which of these beers are you going to choose? Last week I was in the Bahamas and took an unofficial beer poll from the locals and did a little taste testing myself. Here's … [Read more...]