Prestige Beer, Haiti

Prestige Beer – Perfectly American Bière from Haiti

A product of the Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA), Prestige Beer was first introduced right about the time I made my first trip to Haiti in the mid-1970’s. Pre-Prestige, most beer drinkers in Haiti opted for European brews. Today, an estimated 98% of all beer enjoyed in Haiti bears the Prestige brand. And I can tell you from experience, they don’t just drink it out of a sense of national pride.

Prestige is, plain and simple, a really good beer.

Haiti's King of Beers
Haiti’s King of Beers | Photo by Steve Bennett

Like a lot of Caribbean beers, it’s light and easy-drinking; perfect for the region’s warm and sunny days. Unlike most Caribbean beers that I know, its brewing traditions are not based in Europe.

In fact, of all the brews produced in the Caribbean, Prestige is the most American.

How do I know this? Well, you see the “World’s Beer Cup 2000 Winner” award so prominently displayed on the label? That represents the Gold Medal won by Prestige in the world’s most prestigious beer competition, aka: The Olympics of Beer.

The category in which Prestige brought home the gold: American-Style Lager.

So, ditch the Clydesdales, forget the High Life and instead enjoy the Caribbean beer with American flavor during your next patriotic party!



Last updated by Steve Bennett on .

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