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A Guide to The Jamaican Beer Scene
« on: February 01, 2018, 06:04:55 PM »
Here's a write-up about the Jamaican beer scene:

One interesting factoid:

"Red Stripe (brewed by Desnoes & Geddes Limited) sold a $62 million majority stake in its brewery to Guinness Brewing Worldwide a few weeks after sales of the Jamaican beer increased by more than 50% in the U.S. after Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman were seen drinking Red Stripe in the 1993 summer blockbuster “The Firm.”


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Re: A Guide to The Jamaican Beer Scene
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 08:25:29 PM »

I was there a few months ago.  The Dragon Stout is pretty good.
It's too close to home
And it's too near the bone

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Re: A Guide to The Jamaican Beer Scene
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 02:50:51 PM »
Great write up.  Reminds me of when I was in Mexico a few weeks ago.  They have two large macro breweries that make pretty much everything.  There's a small smattering of craft breweries but not many, and most are close to the US border.  I don't know anything about the taxes or business or whathaveyou, but I imagine it's harder to run a business like that down there. 
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