Beers Produced by the Belize Brewery

After you are done with all the swimming, surfing and sightseeing, wouldn’t it be nice to lounge in the sand and just rest? To make this all the more relaxing, why don’t you add a Belikin beer to the equation? Then take a trip to the Belize Brewery and grab yourself some of their best beers. Know, though, that are only four main beers in Belize. But if you include the locally-brewed Guinness and the three seasonal beers, then there would be eight. Nevertheless, here are the top five of the seven Belizean beers available in your trip.

Belikin Beer

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Stout, 7.5%)

Belikin beerThe brew recipe and brand licensing of this beer is directly from the namesake of the popular Ireland brewery we all know, but it is Belikin Brewing Company that brews ad bottles this beer here in Belize. So, technically, it is a Belizean beer still. Also, the brew recipe is not as the same as the conventional Guinness. In fact, it might be better. The Belikin beer factory does a great job at brewing the centuries-old recipe. From the get-go, you can taste the smooth and nice roasted malts of this beer. Also, the presence of added hops is definitely noticeable, particularly in the finish, giving a clean medium bitterness to this dry stout. It has a bit of coffee flavor and a small bit of chocolate.

Belikin Beer Factory Produces

Sorrel Stout (Stout, 6.5%)

This Belize Belikin stout is the brand’s winter seasonal, which is a stout brewed with sorrel, an herb used in salads, sauces and soups. Sorrel has a flavor comparable to sour wild strawberries or kiwi fruit. When you drink this beer, you might not pick up kiwi flavor, although you will get a bit of strawberry. This beer has a rather syrupy flavor, but it should grow on you after the first initial sips. It might be the flavor profile that’s changed when the beer warms a bit or it might just grow on you. This is a slightly sweet stout and is the most complex tasting beer that Belize Brewing Co Belikin beer makes. Its taste is slightly reminiscent of a Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.

Verano (Pale Lager, 4.8%)

This is the Belikin Brewing Company’s summer season, and is wrapped in a golden foil. The name ‘verano’ translates to summer in Spanish and the company says that this beer is a ‘summer in a bottle.’ It is a tasty beer and might be better than the regular lager, but it might be because of the aging of some of the flavor; it might have muted a bit while others came through more. This lager has some nice but slight orange peel flavor and has a bit of spiciness to it, as well. The beer carries a small sweetness to it and also has a very light tang to it as well. The brew is zesty while also very refreshing. You can easily see yourself crushing a few of these during the summer heat.

Belikin Lager (Pale Lager, 4.8%)

This is the most commonplace in Belize – maybe the top seller – and a solid Central American style pale lager. It might be somewhat watery and bland, but it was very refreshing in the afternoon heat and is the perfect choice to switch over to when you are just looking for another stout. Make sure that you grab a bottle with a green cap, or you might accidentally wind up with a Belikin stout. It tastes of grains and is pleasantly slightly sweet with a little floral flavor. It has a slight flavor of hops that is almost missed for a mild bitterness. It is very clean, smooth and thirst-quenching. This is a great beach beer, and is much better than almost all pale lager equivalents in Belize.

Belikin Stout (Stout, 6.5%)

Belizeans can brew a decent stout. This offers a pleasant change of pace for this Central American nation. Maybe this English stout is a nod to their British roots, as the country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations headed by the Queen. And this is not some specialty beer for Belize, as it’s quite commonplace at almost all bars, stores and restaurants. Just make sure that you get the bottle with the blue cap, or you will end up with a pale lager. This thin stout has tastes of roasted malts, caramel, licorice and a tinge of coffee. It is still light-bodied enough to have a few of consecutively and still drinks refreshingly even on a hot day. The flavor becomes richer as it warms up.

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Have You Tried The 3 Famous Belikin Beers?

Belikin beerThe leading locally produced beer in Belize, Belikin Beer is brewed by the Bowen family. The company was established in 1969 and started brewing Belikin Beer and the Belikin Stout brand name in 1971 with the tagline “The Beer of Belize.” The name “Belikin” was derived from the Mayan language that means “Road to the East”. The Belikin label features a drawing of a Pre-Columbian Maya temple-pyramid at Altun Ha.

Belikin Beer In Belize

The most common Belikin Beer is a light lager beer. Stout beer, Belikin Premium and Lighthouse Lager are also brewed and sold under the name of Belikin. Their brewery is based in Ladyville, Belize District. If you are looking for other flavors to spice up your drinking nights in this Caribbean country, here are three flavors that you need to try out.

3 Famous Beers Of Belikin

1.    Chocolate Stout – Developed by ancient Mayan thousands of years ago, this drink is cultivated and handed down from one generation to the next. When it was perfected by the Belize Brewing company, it gave birth to the Belikin Chocolate Stout. This exceptional craft beer comes with a modern carbonation of a rich and creamy flavor that is both velvety and chocolate-y with just the right hints of rum and vanilla. The Belikin Chocolate Stout was introduced by Nolan Michael in honor of the month of chocolate celebrations as part of the Cocoa Festival in Punta Gorda south of Belize.

2.    Verano Beer – Imagine if you can bottle all the light, enchantment and whimsy of summer; the Belize Brewing Company did exactly this with their summer offering which is the season Verano craft beer. It has a bright golden sunrise color and a light citrus aroma. This drink sublimely combines an orange tartness with a subtle sweetness for an extraordinary and refreshing taste experience. This beer owns its unique appeal to the lager fermentation process that imparts a melody of tropical fruit notes. This is combined with orange peel and exotic spices like the rare wheat malt from renowned Breiess Malting. All these flavors beautifully combine together to create a clean-finishing and thirst-quenching beer that is perfect for warm summer days.

3.    Sorrel Stout – This holiday season; open something really special with the Belikin Brewery’s exclusive Sorrel Stout. Handcrafted using traditional sorrel, this Belizean favorite brings that much needed extra cheer to the spirit of the holidays. This is nicely aged and balanced Stout that is blended with specialty malts and carefully picked German hops, bringing together local Caribbean heritage, color and flavor. With this drink, you can enjoy the magic of the season with a delicious Sorrel Stout.

Grab An Iced-cold Belikin Beer When You Visit Belize

Indeed, one of the best things about Belize is its Belikin Beers. With all its available flavors, you will never get tired of having your daily fix of this wonderful and refreshing beverage. If you happen to have a vacation in Belize, you definitely have to try Belikin Beers!

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