Thursday, July 19, 2012

Turk's Head Lager on Caicos Beach


We don't have much use for certain "beach beers". Clearly, we like some (see the previous podcast). But Corona, Kalik, Sol... nah. Except, of course, in the event that you're in the Bahamas -- then it's perfectly enjoyable to down ice cold Kaliks along with your fresh conch salad at your conch shack on the beach!
Oh, the crowds.
 While vacationing in the Turks & Caicos Islands, we discovered the Islands' own beer, Turk's Head. They make a lager and an amber. The liquor store in Whitby, North Caicos only had the lager. It comes in a twist-off capped clear bottle. The beer has a fairly dark, amber color -- much darker than the previously mentioned light straw golden colored "beach beers".

 Turk's Head Lager has a decidedly sweet flavor, with very little hop characteristics. The body is heavier than other "island beers". There's also a slightly sour tang in the finish -- not off-putting, but a little strange. I think that the colder this one is and the closer to the beach you are when drinking it, the better!
Our bungalow.
By the way, we'd direct you to a website for Turk's Head, but there doesn't appear to be a functional website for the Providenciales-based brewery.
The view from our porch.

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