Trinidad & Tobago
THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN
This is the heart of our history. Sir Gerald Wight, founder of the Caribbean Development Company (CDC), ensured that the production process, which was based on the European-Continental method of brewing with our own twist, was mastered before the company’s flagship beverage, Carib Lager Beer was sold in 1950. In fact CDC still produces the perfect lager today because our formula continues to include the best ingredients, unwavering quality and constant innovation.
Today CARIB Brewery boasts a portfolio that includes Beer, Cider, Malt, Stout and Soft Drinks. We produce Carib, Carib Light, Carib BLUE, Stag, Pola and Pola Light, Caribe Tropical Hard Cider, Shandy Carib, Mackeson and Guinness as well as the following non-alcoholic brands; Ginseng-Up, Carib Malta and Smalta – over 1,200,000 hectoliters of product every year.
Our acute insight into what our consumers enjoy has also inspired us to form partnerships with international companies such as Heineken International B.V., Diageo and Ginseng Up Corporation. As a result, Heineken, Guinness Stout, Ginseng Up and Smirnoff Ice are also part of our portfolio.
Something for everyone – Carib Brewery has a growing portfolio of over twelve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that deliver satisfaction and refreshment to multiple segments of the market.
Suppose it were possible to bottle the fun-loving, playful, and passionate approach to quintessentially Caribbean life. In that case, you will discover Carib Lager, a full-bodied golden brew that bursts to life with every pour. A rich combination of flavour and aromatics blends perfectly to create a unique balance between malt and hops, sweet and bitter. Carib Beer is the undeniable brew of the Caribbean, the world’s most exciting playground.
Carib BLUE is a proper tribute to our Iconic Carib Lager. It is a premium, higher alcohol version that captures the excitement of Carib, with added sophistication that respects over 70 years of brewing heritage - inspired by the blue colour in our brand and the blue of the ocean that surrounds us.
Caribé Tropical Hard Cider offers a crisp, premium taste with a refreshing blend of fermented apples and natural, gluten-free flavours for consumers looking for sophistication. Our world-renowned champagne yeast results in a light, dry body taste associated with sparkling wine.
The pursuit of a healthier, approach to life shouldn’t mean compromising on enjoying the taste of a great brew. Carib Pilsner Light at just 74 calories and 4% alcohol volume, is a crisp beer that provides Carib lovers with a no compromise, all beer option. With a pour that is lighter bodied, yet maintains that distinctive golden Carib hue, Carib Pilsner Light is the perfect, refreshing, lower-calorie choice after conquering that extra mile.
This full-bodied, lightly carbonated, molasses coloured stout explodes with flavour from the first mouthful. Hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee and even fruit combine with the smokiness of roasted barley to give consumers an unforgettable, additive-free experience. The majestic power and confidence of the lion are mirrored by the drink’s ability to arouse the same qualities in both male and female consumers who admire and desire individuality and strength.
With craft beer gaining increasing popularity among beer connoisseurs, Hurricane Reef takes the drinker on an adventurous journey into uncharted flavour territories. A carefully crafted Indian Pale Ale with a bold taste, Hurricane Reef is brewed with a daring blast of citrus, much richer in hops and alcohol volume, for full-bodied satisfaction, producing an exceptionally refreshing brew. A perfect complement for those with a thirst for adventure and thrill-seeking, Hurricane Reef is best enjoyed by the not so faint at heart!
Mackeson is a full-bodied milk stout that is “not too sweet and not too bitter.” Its overall sweetness is well balanced by a bitter chocolate characteristic, a signature of the chocolate malt used to brew the stout.
This full-bodied, lightly carbonated, molasses coloured stout explodes with flavour from the first mouthful. Hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee and even fruit combine with the smokiness of roasted barley to give consumers an unforgettable, additive-free experience.
A hardy brew that appeals to the confident and capable beer lover, Stag deeply resonates with sports aficionados, bringing together fans of all disciplines, to enjoy the beauty of the game over a perfectly cold one. In its distinctive green bottle, Stag lovers worldwide can appreciate this amazing beer that has a crisp and robust flavour yet surprisingly leaves little to no aftertaste.
Imagined in Belgium and crafted in 1995 in Denver, Colorado, Blue Moon Belgian White is one of the first Belgian-Style Wheat Ales in the United States. Blue Moon Belgian White is an unfiltered wheat ale brewed with Valencia orange peel which provides a subtle sweetness and smooth finish. As a final touch during the serving ritual, an orange wheel is added to garnish and help accentuate the citrus aroma in the beer.
Coors Light was born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in 1978. To craft its mountain cold refreshment, Coors looked to the mountains to harness the power of cold. Coors Light is cold-lagered for a crisp, clean taste, cold-filtered for a brilliant, bright appearance and cold-packaged at the peak of freshness.
Wherever you go it’s always nice to see something you recognise; the green bottle, the red star and the smiling ‘e’, telling you instantly what’s inside: cold, fresh, quality Heineken enjoyed around the world since 1873. This crisp, metallic gold lager is made from the purest ingredients – 100% barley malt; choice hops and pure water and promises nothing but the most invigorating experience.
Like all beers, Heineken Light is mostly made of water. However, unlike other light lagers, it doesn’t taste like it. Water combined with malted barley provides the foundation for our beer aroma, flavour and colour. Then two unique ingredients turn this blend into the best tasting Light Beer. A flavour profile worthy of the Best Tasting Light Beer doesn’t just happen on its own - it requires expert brewmasters, with a dedication to quality ingredients.
Smirnoff Vodka plays more of a starring role in Smirnoff Ice (Black) commonly known as ‘Black Ice.’ It is completely clear in appearance, mildly fruity and exceptionally smooth and provides a more intense Smirnoff Ice experience. There is a delightful balance of tart and sweet, and the vodka and lime are perfectly blended to create the ‘ready-to-drink’ beverage of choice for every occasion.
This delicious, semi-sweet, malted beverage is non-alcoholic, all natural and so good for you. It contains energy boosting carbohydrates and protein and can improve brain function because malt is rich in vitamins A, B, D and E. Malta Carib is a truly unique, guilt-free experience that has made it a lifelong favourite for athletes as well as the young and young at heart.
A great lager beer is by itself a treasure but a great beer combined with the zing of ginger, the festive and spicy sweetness of sorrel or the revitalizing kick of lime creates winning and classic combinations. This is what CARIB Brewery introduced in 1985 - an instant classic.