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Buccaneers are very popular in Havana. Ask for a Bucanero and everybody will understand you.
This is the best and most popular beer in Havana, brewed by
Cervesia Bucanero SA Holguin Cuba, formerly owned by the
Canadian Labate breweries and now part of INBEV.
The beer is brewed in two versions:
The standard BUCANERO Fuerte ( 5.4%)
The stronger BUCANERO Max (6.5%)
The Beer Reviews are very positive: This stuff is great, can't beat the cool logo, best beer in this country. All I can add.....Cheers!
Other Cuban Beer Brands - Cristal - Mayabe - Princesa
There are two premium Cuban beers: 'BUCANERO' and 'CRISTAL' both available in cans or bottles and sold at 1.15 Cuc (1.15 USD) (shop price) Note that a can contains 5 ml more than a bottle.
Cubans drink the cheaper, so called "brands for Cubans" that can be paid in "Moneda National" (Peso Cubano - one CUC equals 24 Peso Cubano CUP) These cheap brands are MAYABE and PRINCESA the quality is less but they only cost 18 CUP (Peso Cubano) about 0.8 USD.
PRINCESA the new Cuban beer (2009)
Pirates in Havana History
In the past Havana suffered from regular attacks by pirates and buccaneers . The first acttack resulted
in the burning and looting of the city. The attacks convinced the Spanish Crown to built several
fortresses around the Havana bay. To protect the galleon convoys loaded with silver, gold and
spices, the Spaniards decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean as one large fleet protected by the
Spanish Armada. Later Havana was transformed into the most heavily fortified city in the Americas.
Famous pirates were Francis Drake, Henry Morgan and Blackbeard.
Important movies about pirates are : The Black Pirate, Capitan Blood, and more recent, Pirates
of the Caribbean. The invasion of Cuba