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    I would say the Red Stripe is a better substitute.

    I would say the Red Stripe is a better substitute.
  2. Thread: beer

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    The Guinness Stout available in Jamaica is...

    The Guinness Stout available in Jamaica is Guinness Forein Extra, brewed in Jamaica by the brewery that produces Red Stripe. We found it at CTI. It is most akin to the Guinness Foreign Extra that...
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    A year ago, Guinness (brewed in Jamaica) and...

    A year ago, Guinness (brewed in Jamaica) and Heineken were the only two beers I remember seeing at the piano bar that may not have been seen at other CTI bars. The other piano bar beer options were...
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    A year ago at CTI, Carib in cans was found at the...

    A year ago at CTI, Carib in cans was found at the main bar and the swim-up bar. Miller Lite in cans was readily available as well. Red Stripe Light was surprising to me in that it had a bit more...
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    To answer the question more specifically.... at...

    To answer the question more specifically.... at CTI (our only experience), Red Stripe was found on draft at one or two of the main bars. Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light were in bottles on the...
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    One can find lots of references to mixing...

    One can find lots of references to mixing Guinness with another beer style (lager, pale ale, or even a cider), both on the web and in Irish Pubs and better beer bars: Black & Tan (Guinness & Bass),...
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    An earlier post noted that the Jamaican-brewed...

    An earlier post noted that the Jamaican-brewed Dragon Stout comes in at 7.5% ABV. That higher strength may explain its absence from the Couples resorts. I would be curious to know the reason. I...
  8. Thread: Guinness at CTI

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    Last December, I enjoyed the bottled Guinness at...

    Last December, I enjoyed the bottled Guinness at CTI a number of times during our stay. However, there was a day or two when the Piano Bar was out of it. You can order a Guinness while enjoying...
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    Since the title of this thread is “beer other than Red Stripe” rather than “beer similar to Coors Light”, I will offer a bit more on the version of Guinness available at Couples: There are a number...
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    Everybody has their personal beer favorites, be...

    Everybody has their personal beer favorites, be they based on flavor profile, image, or whatever. This discussion prompted me to investigate the consumer ratings for the beers in question at a...
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    I have to respectfully disagree with the...

    I have to respectfully disagree with the suggestion that Red Stripe Light and Coors Light are interchangable. I was pleasantly surprised at the taste of Red Stripe Light as compared to major brand...
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    Antoinette can also make you a great frozen drink...

    Antoinette can also make you a great frozen drink called an "Antoinette". It is made with rum cream, Frangelico, Amaretto, and simple syrup. Highly recommended.
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    Stacey, I found the snorkeling off the island to...

    Stacey, I found the snorkeling off the island to be quite good. See my post in this previous thread for a detailed description of my snorkeling experience off of the island......
  14. Thread: Red Stripe

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    I have also just begun seeing the Red Stripe...

    I have also just begun seeing the Red Stripe Light here in the states. The new Red Stripe Light in the US comes in a brown stubby bottle as does regular Red Stripe, but the Red Stripe Light we saw...
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    We did night snorkeling when we were at CTI in...

    We did night snorkeling when we were at CTI in December. We stayed together as a couple and shared one handheld lamp that projected light down to the reef. It is a very different feel in the dark...
  16. Thread: sunset CTI

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    CTI faces essentially north. The time of year...

    CTI faces essentially north. The time of year makes a difference. During our visit in early December, just a couple of weeks before the Winter Solstice, the sunset was largely behind the CTI...
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    There is a rather extensive drink menu, at least...

    There is a rather extensive drink menu, at least there was at the main bar. There are also a lot of drinks not on the menu. You might ask your bartender what his or her specialty might be and give...
  18. Thread: CTI - Beer

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    I forgot to mention the cans of Miller Lite that...

    I forgot to mention the cans of Miller Lite that I saw around CTI. It never occurred to me to order one, just like I would not likely order one here in the states. But Miller Lite is there for...
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    At the main bar, Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light...

    At the main bar, Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light were available on draft but was also poured out of a bottle on occasion. Red Stripe was also on draft I believe at the swim-up pool bar. Carib...
  20. Thread: Swimming at TI

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    Just to follow on Bowser's comment about...

    Just to follow on Bowser's comment about snorkeling from the island.... I did this in December, with my own gear (mask, snorkel & water shoes. Enter the water at the stairs along the southeastern...
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    We were at CTI in early December and we generally...

    We were at CTI in early December and we generally found Antoinette at the Main Bar. We also found her once at the Swim-up Bar at the new pool. We did not try her chocolate martini, but we can...
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    We enjoyed a great frozen drink that came to be...

    We enjoyed a great frozen drink that came to be known as the "Antoinette" during our week at CTI in early December. Mix Rum Cream, Frangelico, Amaretto, simple syrup, and ice in a blender and you...
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    "Not-on-the-drink-menu" Couples concoctions

    Having just returned from our first Couples vacation, and based on what I have sensed from reading the message board, there seem to be a number of favorite drinks enjoyed at the different Couples...
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    We watched cruise ships come in and out of port...

    We watched cruise ships come in and out of port each day (except Friday) during our recent visit to CTI. We went to Dunn’s River Falls on Wednesday and we were clearly ahead of the tour groups...
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    We just returned from CTI and I tried a bit of...

    We just returned from CTI and I tried a bit of snorkeling right off the beach. On the east side of the beach, once past the surf zone, I encountered a zone dominated by urchins and grasses, with...
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