Bacardi reintroduces Cuban beer in South Florida
- Submitted by: manso
- Business and Economy
- 06 / 25 / 2011
The Associated Press. MIAMI -- Bacardi U.S.A. is reintroducing a Cuban beer in South Florida.
The beer is called Hatuey (ah-TWAY) and named after a 16th century Indian chief. It was first brewed in 1927 in Santiago de Cuba and became the Caribbean island's most popular beer.
The new version is micro-brewed as a small-batch, premium golden-colored ale at Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville, S.C.
Bacardi's previous, lighter version of Hatuey was mass-produced in the U.S. beginning in 1995. When the company stopped production a year and a half ago, it was selling 15,000 cases a year.
The new Hatuey will arrive in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in the coming weeks. The Miami-based liquor company plans to expand the brand to Broward and Palm Beach counties later this summer, and possibly throughout Florida.