Beer in Honduras!
Most globally marketed beers are available on Roatan, and are sold as imports, which can carry a premium price. But there are local beers available from Cerveceria Hondurena the main, if not only major beer manufacturer in Honduras, that will make a smaller dent on the travel funds. Loosely affiliated with the Miller Brewing Corp, they offer four local beers made in Honduras; Port Royal, Salva Vida, Barena, and Imperial. With no draft versions available their different beers are served usually in heavy glass “long-neck” returnable bottles, although lately we have been seeing more packaged in aluminum cans.
(Green) Sorta like Michelob. Named for the original English privateer base on Roatan, it’s a cold filtered beer, and the one most people are familiar with since it’s the one that’s exported. This is considered the Honduran quality beer.
(Brown) Think Honduran Budweiser. It’s a very light tasting beer. It is packaged in a brown bottle with an attractive red white and blue label sporting a lifesaver ring. This is probably the most popular Honduran beer on Roatan.
Perhaps a Honduran Heineken. This is a pilsner style beer with a little more intense flavor. This classic formula has been brewed since 1930, and is sometimes considered Tegucigalpa beer. While all the beers are brewed in San Pedro Sula, Imperial is more widely distributed in the country’s capital area.
Kinda like Corona. It’s in a clear, transparent bottle with a light flavor and very easy to drink. This is the one that gets a lime put in it. You know the bottle washer back at the factory is pretty pumped about that custom.