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|Banks Caribbean Lager|
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| Banks Beer (Caribbean Lager) was introduced in 1955 by Banks DIH, Ltd. of then British Guyana, now a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. Brewing was expanded in 1961 when a sister brewery was opened in the British colony of Barbados (actually in the Atlantic Ocean), now an independent Commonwealth Realm. This beer, sold in cans, bottles, and on draft, is widely available in the British West Indies, and in some limited areas of the southern United States of America, especially in areas with a strong Anglo Caribbean-heritage population, like Miami, Florida. |
Coming in a 4.5% alcohol, Banks beer is more alike than unlike other mass-produced American-style lagers, but with a large and loyal "island lifestyle" following, this beer is distinguished more by image that objective taste or aroma differentials, a commonality in the mass-produced and craft beer segments, in fact.
This writer has sampled Banks Caribbean Lager, and can testify to its crisp, mellow, and enjoyable flavor and its high drinkability. A sampling is strongly recommended.
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