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Sep 28, 2006 12:16 AM

Kalik Gold - Anyone know where to get it here in the USA?

Hello, my husband and I were recently in the Carribean and tried a new beer for us. Kalik Gold. We really liked it but to date, have not been able to find it in the US. We found regular Kalik but not the Gold version.

We live in the DC area but will have it shipped from anywhere if possible.


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    1. I originally posted this back in September and got no replies so am trying again to see if perhaps anyone has learned something since then.

      I REALLY like this beer.


      1. I have never seen Kalik outside of the Bahamas. This article suggests that the only way to get some in the states would be to smuggle it home in your luggage.

        1. Major bummer! Guess we are going to the bahamas again and soon! ;)

          1. I've never tried Kalik beer... but will definitely do so on my cruise to Nassau next August.

            Another Caribbean brew I enjoyed were the $1.00 Caribe beers I had on the beach in St. Maarten.

            And don't even get me started on the Guavaberry liquor of St. Maarten or the "Root... MON" I enjoyed for the first time on Coki Beach in St. Thomas.

            Man... I can't wait to get back to the Caribbean!



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            1. re: gusman2424

              Huh - is the RootMon like root beer?

              1. re: schoenick

                Howdy Schoenick,

                Well, "Root... Mon" is nothing like root beer... and not necessarily in a bad way!

                I was introduced to it on Coki Beach in St. Thomas. I walked up to the local beach bar to get a couple cold beers and noticed a weird contraption behind the bar. It looked like some kind of home made still made with 5 gallon plastic water jugs, plastic tubing, and some plastic spigots.. all connected with duct tape. Inside the plastic jugs were... well... branches of some tree of unknown origin.

                Well, curiosity got the better of me and I asked the bartender what the heck it was... he replied in a thick caribbean accent.... "That's ROOT...... Mon...."

                He then proceded to give me a free shot of the stuff.... It was absolutely delicious.... earthy... smooth... and with a kick of alcohol. They refused to tell me what was in that concoction, but I had to have another shot or two!

                I later found out (from a friend of mine born in the Dominican Republic) that "Root" is quite popular, though no formal recipe is indicated.... wine... rum... etc is added to a vessel containing the "roots" and allowed to "age". It is then passsed on to another person, who imbibes and is bestowed with good fortune... who then refills and passes it along to another....

                I currently have a bottle with the "roots"... i just need to know what to fill it with before I pass it along!



                1. re: gusman2424

                  Hmmmm... Would I be able to go up to any bar in St. Thomas and ask for this? It kind of sounds like yukka. Which is really good but I never realize how much I've actually consumed until I stand up... ;)