"March On, Bahamaland"

Beer in the Bahamas (or should we just say the Caribbean?) is often taking the backseat to other alcoholic beverages (because usually, unless you are drinking a beer from Mexico, most people don't think about cracking open a porter when it's 104 degrees). This lack of a market generally results in a reduction of care, which in turn, produces sub-par beer. The Bahamas' Commonwealth Brewery in Nassau produces Kalik, a pale lager that doesn't stray away from this trend of mediocrity. Honestly though, as much as we love beer, you don't travel to a tropical paradise for the offerings on tap.

Aside from the usual weak selection of various international offerings, breweries from the other Carribean islands may offer brews from their institutes of inability. Most islands (if you hop from island to island) do in fact have breweries which engage in the production of their own unique take on the pale lager, but don't expect anything ground breaking (yet for some reason, those fools in Brussels keep giving these islands Monde Selection quality awards... giving them all more reason to continue production of beer surpassed in terms of lackluster flavor only by the guys in St Louis, Mo). Certain islands in the Carribean also contract-brew international brands, so tourists will still be able to get the usual suspects. The Bahamas. Come for the bikinis. Stay for the beaches. Leave for the beer.

Cheers Mon, Blessed.

Rated Bahamian Beers

3-16-08 - Commonwealth Brewery Kalik - 2.42, Pale Lager, 5.00%

Popular Beer Styles in The Bahamas

  • Pale Lager
  • Lager
  • Pilsner
  • Golden Lager
  • Amber Ale
  • Bahamian Breweries with Rated Beer

  • Commonwealth Brewery - Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas