I must start by saying that I am in no way a beer expert (nor do I really drink that much beer) and that the opinions stated on this site are simply my own.
It is super fun to visit far away countries, but even more fun to sample their local brew. We took a pass in Mexico (because who hasn’t had a Corona) and went with a daiquiri instead. So the official tour began in Belize. Although I enjoy beer, I am a bit picky. After some of my samples, I substituted other local fruity and vacation-friendly cocktails.
The local Belize beer is called Belikin.
It was the heaviest bottle that I’ve ever felt. In fact, the bartender mentioned that it was usually served in plastic cups to avoid bar fights. The beer tasted no different than your typical light beer. Quite disappointing! So instead, I ordered a mojito. Absolutely amazing!!!
In Honduras, we had a few options.
The BOY chose two and we shared them as we walked on the beach. Both were great beers, but I really liked the light one called Barena.
In fact, I tried to order it again in Grand Caymen, but instead got a Cuban beer called Bucanero.
The Honduras beer was definitely my favorite! And since I was no longer in Honduras, I abandoned beer and ordered a mojito. It was called a ‘dark and something’. It’s made with a dark rum and has more of a brown sugar flavor. All I can say is YUMMY! It was SO good (possibly the BEST drink ever). We ordered another to share and enjoyed it with some delicious fried calamari. The calamari was served with marinara and a warm spiced vinegar. It sounds crazy, but I must say it was great! The BOY loved it!
Ironically, we sat down at the bar and our bartender was a young blond guy from Michigan…not what we expected, but fun to discuss local sports. He wrote down the recipe for my new favorite drink, but not the spice in the vinegar (which I now can’t remember). Sadly, we concluded our beer tour (as there were no more ports left on our trip) and took the tender boat back to the ship. Looking forward to our Beer and Booze Days 2012!