One of the greatest things about travel abroad is being introduced to new foods and beverages. On the island, that includes a fridge full of Belikin beer, the leading domestically produced beer brand in Belize. The most common Belikin is a light lager beer. A premium lager and a stout beer are also brewed and sold under the Belikin name.
Belikin is brewed by the Belize Brewing Company, Ltd. which is owned by the Bowen family. The Belikin beer brand name was first marketed (according to differing sources) in the late 1960s or in 1971. Its tagline is “The Only Beer worth drinking”.
The name “Belikin” comes from the Maya language and means “Road to the East”. This is a term which some have suggested is the origin of the name of “Belize” (although the most accepted derivation says the name comes from the Belize River, meaning “muddy”). The Belikin label features a drawing of a Pre-Columbian Maya temple-pyramid at Altun Ha.
The brewery is based in Ladyville, Belize District.
Belikin currently exports its Beer and Premium to a distributor in Los Angeles, California. The distributor ships to select high end alcohol stores across the United States.