Red Stripe Beer
– Jamaica’s Beer
Red Stripe Beer is the topic of the fourth installment in the “Did You Know?” series. This series aims to provide you with basic knowledge and a few bits of trivia about the world of spirits.
Did You Know Red Stripe…
Was 1st brewed in 1928 at Surrey Brewery, located in Kingston, Jamaica.
When first brewed, it had a more ale like flavor and was very rich and flavorful. In 1938, a lighter golden style lager version was introduced and is the same version that is enjoyed worldwide today.
During World War II, American and Canadian soldiers who were in Jamaica were introduced to Red Stripe, and sales skyrocketed.
In 1956 the new Hunt’s Bay Brewery was built, and in 1962, they began exports to Grand Cayman and Eastern Caribbean.
In 1974 Red Stripe began exporting its product to the USA.
Red stripe has a 9-month shelf-life and contains 4.7% alcohol
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