Sunday, September 28, 2008

100 Beers in 100 Days - Day 75

Carib Lager

Today beer heads, we are in Puerto Rico drinking a beer whose name was derived from the same place as the Caribbean Islands. Early explorers found the island Carib (which is now called Grenada) filled with a native people that practiced a ritualistic form of cannibalism. As this was the first society discovered to partake in the eating (but not ingesting) of human flesh, the word cannibal was derived from the Carib word Kanbna meaning "person". Even though the Carib people still live in various parts of South America and the Caribbean Islands, the last known speakers of Island Carib died out in the 1920's.

Today, many people around the Caribbean Islands enjoy Carib beer. However, I am not particularly enjoying it. It's a little skunky smelling, very watery, and rather cheap tasting. Maybe this beer would taste better while sitting on a sandy beach or maybe it would compliment a heapin' helping of human flesh, but by itself, it's really not even a 4, so I will rate it a 3 on the beer scale.


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