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Jun 27, 2017

The Beer of Belize in a lighter form

Beer drinkers across the country, here’s something to excite your taste buds.  Belize Brewing Company is rolling out a new beer from its production line, just in time for the dog days of summer.  Belikin Light is coming your way on July first and the good news is that it’s here to stay.  News Five’s Isani Cayetano was at the media launch today and has the following story.


Isani Cayetano, Reporting

There is another local beer to add to Belize Brewing Company’s growing list of homegrown beverages.  This morning, Brewmaster Nolan Michael proudly introduced the company’s newest addition in the form of Belikin Light, a mixture which promises outstanding quality and attention to detail.


Nolan Michael, Brewmaster, Belikin Beer

Nolan Michael

“Belikin Light has been in development for let’s see…probably since the beginning of the year, we have a very experienced taste and sensory panel working with us in order to develop new flavor profiles. As was mentioned earlier by Jayson we recognize that there is a specific demographic and a specific community in Belize that is looking for something in this beer category. However, Belikin and the brand name is a complete heritage brand, what we tried t do is make sure that we do not lose the flavor profile of our Belikin flagship. We went through several different adjustments in the recipe and I think we have come up with a great result. You will still get the same great malt flavor, the same great hop flavor however we have reduced the body on the beer a bit. We have modified the bitterness quite a bit, the resulting extract we have modified quite a bit, in order for us to end up with a lower calorie brand that is specifically in the light category. The target alcohol is about 3.5% for a light beer light beers can still be a little bit lighter than that, so I will still remind everyone to drink responsibly when you are consuming Belikin light it still does contain quite a bit of alcohol. We have targeted to balance the beer and still make it a completely balanced beer we had to reduce the bitterness units a bit, we reduced the residual extracts in the beer quite a bit all of this required an extensive modification in our entire brewing process in order for us to have what we think is a delicious, great tasting beer, still getting all of the heritage of Belikin but within the flavor lifestyle of a conscious healthy lifestyle.”

Belikin Light is expected to hit retail stores in the days ahead. Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

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