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Let me preface this by saying I don’t drink beer. Every time I drink it, I feel gross, so I usually don’t. That being said, I love visiting breweries. I really enjoy going on brewery, distillery and winery tours, so I couldn’t resist the chance to visit the island’s own Bahamian Brewery.
The Bahamian Brewery is just a short taxi ride away from the cruise port. I hadn’t known anyone that had been on the tour before, so I didn’t know what to expect. What I was greeted with was the largest brewery I’ve ever set foot in. Y’all, this place was huge.
After paying for the tour (just $8!), we were led upstairs to the tasting bar. Before we learned anything about the brewery itself, we got to sample all six of the beers they create in the brewery. Our bartender was absolutely hilarious and so friendly. She served us a sample of each beer, and then we were instructed not to taste the product until the bell was rung. She let us take turns ringing the bell and then bottoms up!
After sampling each of the beers and learning a little bit more about each of them, our bartender led us around the Brewery for the tour portion. We learned everything you typically learn on a brewery tour, including the history of the brewery and the process for making and bottling each of the beers.
At the end of the tour, you get to go back to the bar to enjoy a full cup of whichever beer you liked best. Because I don’t typically drink beer, I opted to pay an extra $2 for the Sands Pink Radler beer, which has a lower alcohol percentage and tastes like grapefruit. It’s pink, y’all, and it’s actually delicious.
After the tour, Dann and I walked around the store a little bit before we were brought back to the port where we enjoyed some drinks and good convo at Fat Tuesday’s.
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Have you ever been on a brewery tour?