Kim, Lucas and I ended 2015 with a trip to Cuba, a destination I’ve long wanted to visit.
We had a really good time during our visit and the island did live up to expectations. However, the food was pretty disappointing. The beverages were a bit better with their soda TuKola being quite tasty and refreshing and their beers Cristal and Bucanero being enjoyable enough when drank ice-cold.
If you happen to be a beer lover you might want to pass on visiting Cuba in the immediate future.
According to Reuters, “The ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba’s bars, cafes and gas stations are running out of the island’s favorite Cristal and Bucanero brands in recent weeks“.
So what’s the cause of this beer shortage? It seems that tourism, especially an increase in American tourists is causing this dry spell!
Cerveceria Bucanero brews Bucanero as well as the country’s most popular beer, Cristal. I found it interesting to read that “the company is a government joint venture with the world’s largest brewer, Belgium’s Anheuser Busch InBev“.
The demand is so high that the brewery needs a new plant to keep up with demand!
With US- Cuba relations improving, is it time for America to start shipping Bud and Coors Light to Cuba to help out with their beer shortage? I hope not!
Find out more from Reuters here.
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