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(@clevelanddave)
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While a nice, cold, light lager really hits the spot in de ilons, once the sun goes down I'll be in the mood for something a bit more satisfying.

I am looking for high calibre Ales, preferably Belgian or British. Some folks like fine wine...I like fine biers.

Can anyone recommend an access point? Retail? Restaurant?

Thanks, gang!

Dave

 
Posted : November 10, 2008 6:02 pm
(@toes-in-the-sand)
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Try this website:
http://www.stjohnbrewers.com/
Check out The Tap Room on StJ

 
Posted : November 10, 2008 8:08 pm
 TomB
(@tomb)
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Last visit to STJ we headed to the tap room for a round of suds to wash off a day in the sand

After sitting there for 15 minutes and run to the bar asking for service - we left!

Then the dude behind the bar gave us a dirty look!
He was busy paying attention to young female patron - there was no one else in the joint.

I was once young myself, but when 6 folks come in ready for a beer - some one should welcome you and say you want a cold one.

I hope his dream came true that night - me I never tasted a beer there.

We go back STJ frequent and often, but never to the tap room again

 
Posted : November 10, 2008 9:56 pm
(@stt-resident)
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The Keg Seller on STT supplies Newcastle Brown Ale, Kronenbourg 1664 Lager and Strongbow Cider on tap to several island establishments on both STT and STJ but it's a limited market. Once a keg is tapped it lasts for only max a month and the market just isn't here to support any major keg business, As far as "local brews" are concerned, the water quality is variable as is the temperature necessary for fermentation - which is why so many local brewers come and go on all three major islands like the wind because the basic inconsistencies render the product equally inconsistent.

There are some allegedly "local" brews available in bottles. Virgin Islands Ale, Blackbeard's Ale, Foxy's Ale, etc. but none of these are brewed on island but are produced on the mainland and shipped here with VI-related stickers.

Guinness, Guinness Draught, Elephant, Newcastle Brown Ale and Bass Ale (sometimes) in bottles can be found, along with such as Red Stripe from Jamaica, as well as Corona. And of course the staples such as Heineken along with all the regular Buds and Coors and Millers (ugh!) I'm sure I've missed out many.

Hope that helps! Cheers!

 
Posted : November 11, 2008 11:26 am
(@clevelanddave)
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Toes -- Thanks. I was counting on swinging by the Tap Room for a look see

TomB - I hope she married him. That'll teach him a lesson!

STT Res - Great info...gives a good general feel for the landscape. Please tell me I can easily get some Carib.

Worse case scenario.......THERE WILL BE RUM!

Dave

 
Posted : November 11, 2008 3:56 pm

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