Thanks, Obama
April 11, 2016 6:22 AM   Subscribe

 
Cancelling my trip now.
posted by The River Ivel at 6:48 AM on April 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


Eponysterical ;)
posted by sio42 at 6:50 AM on April 11, 2016 [8 favorites]


I'm glad that someone has the hard hitting beer journalism beat covered!
posted by indubitable at 6:55 AM on April 11, 2016


Considering I once had a spoiled Bucanero in a bar in Havana that tasted like eggs (it was fully sealed and everything), this isn't a loss. Everyone just drinks Heineken when they are there (bc that's all that's available).
posted by St. Peepsburg at 6:58 AM on April 11, 2016


What's the status on Mojitos? Or Cuba Libres for that matter? Also, do you know how you pronounce Banana Daquiri in Cuba? Banana Daquiri.
posted by valkane at 7:00 AM on April 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


From comments on a sailing blog that just means an average tuesday. IT will probably be years and the next generation of Castro's in power before the supply chain is tuned and robust. Hmm do either of the Castro brothers have kids/grandkids/great grandkids interested in the dictatorship gig?
posted by sammyo at 7:00 AM on April 11, 2016 [3 favorites]


That sailing blog is awesome sammyo! Thanks for the link!
posted by valkane at 7:14 AM on April 11, 2016


Thanks, Obama.
posted by Floydd at 7:21 AM on April 11, 2016


I mean, certainly the cruise ships could BYOB
posted by thivaia at 7:27 AM on April 11, 2016


Thanks, Obama.
posted by Floydd at 10:21 AM on April 11 [+] [!]

I mean, certainly the cruise ships could BYOB
posted by thivaia at 10:27 AM on April 11 [+] [!]


Bring Your Own Beer or Bring Your Obama?
posted by Fizz at 7:29 AM on April 11, 2016 [6 favorites]


In that case, give me a Cuba Libre.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:29 AM on April 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


Goddammit, Metafliter, enough with the sad stories on a Monday morning. CHRISSAKES.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:47 AM on April 11, 2016


Heineken? I think I'd rather drink the local water.

Not that it's a good beer but I'm surprised Red Stripe isn't there.
posted by Ber at 7:48 AM on April 11, 2016


Communism doesn't work.
posted by Drinky Die at 7:55 AM on April 11, 2016


Do they have Coca-Cola, in Cuba?
posted by littlejohnnyjewel at 7:56 AM on April 11, 2016


Do they know it's Christmas?
posted by krinklyfig at 8:02 AM on April 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


In Cuba there is no beer / That's why we drink it here
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:27 AM on April 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


In that case, give me a Cuba Libre.

Excuse me sir, these soldiers would like to have a word with you.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:29 AM on April 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Cuba Libre is my favorite Elmore Leonard book. I wish Tarantino had adapted it rather than making Hateful Eight.
posted by valkane at 8:35 AM on April 11, 2016


It's not like a command economy to have shortages.
posted by jpe at 8:36 AM on April 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


Cuba received a record 3.5 million visitors last year... American visitors rose 77 percent to 161,000....

So no, don't blame it on the Yanquis. Not for now, anyway.
posted by IndigoJones at 8:43 AM on April 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


Probably a lot of Canadians and Europeans wanting to enjoy one last trip before the Americans show up and ruin everything.
posted by Flashman at 10:36 AM on April 11, 2016 [7 favorites]


Probably a lot of Canadians and Europeans wanting to enjoy one last trip before the Americans show up and ruin everything.

This. My partner and her mom are there right now (I stayed home - with my US place of birth and Canada/US border data sharing I just don't want to risk it). They've been before and wanted one last visit before the Americans take over. And as they booked last minute a lot of the resorts and flights down were already full.
posted by thecjm at 11:53 AM on April 11, 2016


Communism-shaming aside, maybe a little island isn't meant to have so many zillions of people trample through it? Maybe the tourism industry simply isn't sustainable, in any struggling country? Ok I'll shut up so we can all keep enjoying our cruises etc.
posted by Mooseli at 12:44 PM on April 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


I wonder what they do for hops in Cuba. I can't imagine the tropical environment is good for growing.
That Cristal and Bucanero are made by InBev shouldn't surprise me, they are very insipid. But they are also cold from the fridge, which is good.
I think I'll stick with the ludicrous fresh pina coladas, which are also cold and amazing.
posted by asok at 3:37 PM on April 11, 2016




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