Authentic, exceptional Jamaican Lager brewed since 1928. A symbol of Jamaican independence now exported around the world and especially popular with musicians, artists and other creatives in parts of Australia, Europe and continental US. Sometimes known simply as 'The Stripe' it is synonymous with expression through grassroots music, words and visual arts. Just good beer that needs neither fancy packaging or embellishing with a citrus slice. Easy now.
What Pabst Blue Ribbon is to indie kids or hispters in America, Red Stripe is to indie kids or hipsters in England / U.K.
Red Stripe Beer is mentioned in the song "What Did I Ever Give You?" by the Kaiser Chiefs (Hold tight, to your Red Stripe...), perhaps selected due to its status as the quintessential "cheap beer" available at practically every Indie gig venue in the whole of England. (From Wikipedia)