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Red Stripe: Best in the Caribbean

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Red Stripe Beer recently won the 'Caribbean's Best Beer' award by Caribbean Travel & Life magazine.

Seventeen thousand of the Caribbean's most prolific and discerning travellers voted for the region's top destinations and attractions in 24 categories in the magazine's coveted annual Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards.

The other major winner was Rick's Café in Negril for hosting the Best Happy Hour. Jamaica also received an honourable mention for categories, including Best Overall Destination.

Red Stripe Beer, brewed since 1928, has won 11 Monde Selection Gold Medals for its fine quality and taste. The company said the latest accolade was a testament to its continued focus on producing a great-tasting beer.

"We're elated at being recognised by travellers throughout the Caribbean as the best beer in the region. This is a testament to the consistently high quality we achieve," said Marguerite Cremin, Red Stripe's head of corporate relations. "Red Stripe is known the world over for its quality, and this latest recognition helps in solidifying its iconic status as the great Jamaican beer."

Each year, Caribbean Travel & Life, the only United States national publication dedicated exclusively to the Caribbean region, invites their readers to vote for their favourites in the annual Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice awards.

"Our readers are the true experts on the Caribbean, and their response was overwhelming, with more than 250,000 individual votes cast," Sue Gilman, Bonnier's Travel and Lifestyle group publisher, was quoted as saying on

The winners of the 2011 'Best of the Caribbean' were featured in the January-February 2011 issue of Caribbean Travel & Life.