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If you’ve ever wondered what Old Bahamas looked like, Rip Ty’d a new brewery in The Bahamas wants to take you back in time.
Rip Ty’d is on Dowdeswell Street in Nassau, The Bahamas, and it’s less than 20 minutes away from Bay Street.
The second you step into Rip Ty’d, you’re hit with a feeling of nostalgia.
Co-owner Christine Albury said it was her intention to give Rip Ty’d a grassroots feeling.
“Old Bahamas is my love. It just grounds everyone back to our roots. Everything has become so commercial, especially life, and I wanted Rip Ty’d to be different,” she said.
Rip Ty’d definitely captures the Bahamian grassroots feeling with a modern simplistic touch.
Albury is Bahamian Canadian and Rip Ty’d combine her roots perfectly.
Inside the brewery, statues of the Royal Bahamas Police Force guard Rip Ty’d’s merchandise. Its bar is a boat that was found on Potter’s Cay Dock, refurbished and cleaned.
The tables are also made from Canadian lumber.
Even the location is a tribute to grassroots.
Dowdeswell Street is a historical street in Nassau. It’s named after Former Governor William Dowdeswell, who served from 1797 to 1802.
There’s also a connection between Albury and the location.
“I love Dowdeswell Street because my husband and I have the third largest collection of Bahamian postcards and it’s featured a lot. It was also important to go on a historical street because I didn’t want to be commercial, I wanted a more grassroots business,” Albury said.
Everything in the brewery gives you a piece of Old Bahamas, including the name of the beers.
Names like Loose Goat, Island Hopper IPA, Mudda Sick EPA Sour are all from Bahamian culture. And according to Albury, there is no rhyme or reason to the names, they just happened.
And like anything Bahamian, the beers are certainly delicious.
If you are a first-time visitor, try the flight of beers for $22.50. The flight comes with 7 samples and the 8th one is your choice. Even if you’re not a beer drinker, they have flavours for you as well.
Its hours are 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday.
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