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“Interesting tour - very good beer - we had a great time”
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Banks Brewery
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Connecticut
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1,493 reviews
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“Interesting tour - very good beer - we had a great time”
Reviewed 22 April 2011

We ent here as part of a cruise ship tour.

We were first brought to a showroom. Here we received a short introduction on the brewery’s history and watched a video. In the room were the original tanks and control panel used to brew the beer there.

After that, we went to the bottling building where we saw rows and rows bottles going along on conveyors through the bottling process. It was like watching the beginning of the old “Laverne and Shirley” TV show. You could not tak photos while inside the building.

The tour guide was able to answer all of our questions.

The tour ended at a sampling area beer garden which was a covered area surrounded by trees and flowery bushes. We had 30 minutes to sample as much beer as we wanted to try. They offered about 12 different varieties including non-alcoholic drinks.

Most of the beers were very good. They have a license to bottle Guinness, but it is a much stronger (7% ABV) and heavier stout than what you find out of Ireland.

If you like beer, you will not be disappointed in visiting Banks Brewery.

Visited April 2011
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LEJ45
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Better get to Banks Brewery!”
Reviewed 25 January 2011

This brewery is a awesome! My husband and I happened to make our way here when our cruise ship was in port and our previously booked excursion to some caves was canceled due to rain. The brewery has a great tour (for a small price--$7). While waiting in the beer garden, we helped ourselves to many Banks beers, which we found to be the best in the Caribbean (and we’re missing it in the US). This is a phenomenal place to stop and I would recommend it to everyone who finds themselves in Barbados!

My husband and I happened to make our way here when our cruise ship was in port and our previously booked excursion to some caves was canceled due to rain. We walked here from the port, in the pouring rain, which could have ruined the experience, but actually it added to it. We got to the distillery and were greeted by a nice security guard at the paid. We paid about $5 each to take the tour. While waiting for the tour to begin, we made our way to the bar and got our free rum punch drink—we complimented the bartender and got another! (Don’t expect too much, the free drinks are small, but good!) We then took the tour, which was very informative and historically fascinating. If you’ve taken the Bacardi tour in San Juan, PR, this is way better than that lame one (as far as information goes). After the tour, we went back to the bar and tried three different rum types. The tasting was also informative and lots of fun. From there, we made our way to Banks Brewery… another must.

Visited June 2010
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