The Uniquely American Flavor of Haiti's Prestige Beer
You'd expect a prominent international hotel like the Marriott Port-au-Prince to carry a pretty good beer selection... and they do. American, Mexican, and European brands are featured alongside a handful of brews from other Caribbean countries.
I always see them behind the bar, but the one beer you most see actually being enjoyed by guests is Prestige.
A product of the Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA), Prestige 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 those imported 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.
Anyone who loves American brews will surely share this opinion as Prestige just happens to hold the honor of winning the Gold Medal in the American-Style Lager category of the 2000 World's Beer cup.