I just got back from a 7-day, Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Triumph, and the beer selection on the ship left a lot to be desired. Plenty of Bud, Miller and Coors, but no craft beer.
But in Belize, one of our ports of call, I got to try something different: Belikin Beer, brewed by the Belize Brewing Co. Ltd.
Belikin, which comes from the Mayan language and means “Road to the East,” is the leading domestically produced beer brand in Belize.
I had Belikin’s light lager beer, which was easy to drink and refreshing in the warm weather of Central America. A premium lager and a stout beer are also brewed under the Belikin name.
I enjoyed a Belikin beer on Goff’s Caye, a tiny island off the coast of Belize City, where I snorkeled at the Belize Barrier Reef. I then had two more at Mamasitas Bar in Belize’s “tourism village,” which is just eight miles from where Belikin is brewed.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to tour the brewery, but I did check out the Belikin Shop.