Bahamian Brewery and smiles made my day on my first trip to the Bahamas. It’s really a lot like the gulf coast of the U.S. with more expensive beer.
Large wall poster in the hallways of NAS airport, Nassau.
Kalik is the beer of Nassau. A store in the shopping wing connecting Sheraton Nassau and Wyndham Nassau hotels sells the basic Kalik 6-pack for $16.50 USD. Half a mile down the street I found a store selling Kalik extra strong gold for $6.75 for 3 bottles.
I was looking for some local food. This neighborhood near the Cable Beach hotel resorts has Burger King and Subway and a pizza place.
I came across another store selling High Rock premium lager from Bahamian Brewery, Freeport at 3 bottles for $5 or a case of 24 for $35.
The guys at the store let me sample a free High Rock beer. I knew I wasn’t in the U.S. with this little alteration of drinking beer with the workers in the store while sharing stories for about 15 minutes.
I left with a smile on my face and three bottles of beer in my hand.
All the Bahamian people I met today have been quite friendly to this tourist.
I’ll be writing dispatches from Nassau this week as I attend the Carlson Hotels global conference at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island with a few days of my own to see other resorts around Nassau.
Major development is happening here in the Cable Beach area of Nassau with Baha Mar resort complex bringing a new convention center and casino surrounded by a Grand Hyatt, Morgans Group and the luxury Rosewood brand hotel.
Look for it in 2014.
The internet connection keeps going in and out. Hopefully I will have better luck with that the rest of this week.