The beer of Belize, Belikin, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. The actual date in history is May 29, 1969, when the Belize Brewing Company was founded by Eric W. M. Bowen and his son Barry M. Bowen. It’s the beer that almost never was, but as the company records tell it, ‘vision’ has the company standing strong today. Family encouragement kept the vision going, and despite disappointment from the first attempt and bringing that vision to life, there was no turning back.
Despite being told after a feasibility study that Belize was too small to support a brewery, that international brewers could crush this start-up, and that an independent brewery had little chance of success in Belize, the father and son duo set out to prove the ‘experts’ wrong.
The Bowens found an ally in Honduras, where Cerveceria Hondureña brewery was managed by Berty R. Hogge. Taking a chance on the Bowens’ impressive ideas and their passion, he provided investment capital necessary to begin constructing the brewing company.Click here to read the rest of the article in the My Beautiful Belize Blog
The fishing was good; the Belikin was even better!
Here's to fifty years being passed on from one generation to the next...
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