Carib Brewery

Carib Brewery

Our Story

Carib Brewery is an industry leader and has dominated the regional market in the production of go-to beverages for locals and visitors. Carib Brewery brands are internationally recognized and the Carib Beer insignia is known around the world as a symbol of the Caribbean’s blue waters and year-round sunshine.

This is how it all began…
The British get kudos for introducing beer to the Caribbean in the 1880s, but it was Sir Gerald Wight, then Chairman of Alstons Company Limited (now McEnearney Alstons Limited) and a Royal Air Force veteran from World War I, who saw the establishment of a new brewery and a glassworks factory as a life-preserver to an economy that was traditionally sugar and oil dependent. Caribbean Development Company Limited (CDC) was formed in 1947 and led by Sir Gerald to do just that, but, there was someone else who saw the potential success of beer in the Caribbean long before CDC was established.

An individual, known only as Mr. Walters, lifted the spirits of many during the worldwide depression that followed World War I with his dark porter brews. He owned and operated the Trinidad Brewing Company which produced and sold Royal Lion Ale, Royal Extra Stout and Black Velvet Stout. In 1957, in the midst of increasing competition from CDC, Mr. Walters sold the Trinidad Brewing Company to CDC thus adding his brands to their already growing portfolio.

And the rest is beer history…
Since then we at CDC have grown from strength to strength. We continue to innovate and develop our portfolio in every category to ensure that every consumer can find a beverage they can call their own. Our products are key ingredients in every gathering and we are proud to bring the fun and vibes that an island lime is known for, to over thirty countries across the globe. We cater to the young and the young at heart, with a guarantee that from the first sip to the last, each product will be recognized by the sound of the refreshing “aaaaahhhhh!”…

Sustainable Economic Value Creation
Great Brands Creating a Superior Consumer Experience
Extensive Win-Win consumer & Distributor Partnerships
Core processes
Brand Consumer and Supply Chain Management Excellence
Embedded Consumer-Focused Marketing Culture

We Exist
To Refresh & Uplift our people world-wide
Unique, appealing beverages
Continuously create value for everyone we touch

To invest in a market-driven portfolio that continuously maximizes value for our shareholders and customers