Its official name is Bourbon, but everyone calls it Dodo. Fresh and delicate, Dodo is the perfect beer at the end of a hike and for early evening drinks on the island. With its light colour and frothy white head the beer tastes of grain and malt with light hoppy notes. With its hint of bitterness it suits all palates.
Very much part of the relaxed way of life in Reunion Island, Dodo is easily recognised with its bright colours (green, yellow and red) and the smiling bird on the label. Far from being an extinct species, the Dodo is everywhere in Reunion Island! On street walls and bar terraces, impressive frescoes depict the iconic bird which has become synonymous with a refreshing cold beer. The drink wears its legendary slogan well: “The Dodo is here”!
Deeply rooted in the country’s culture, the beer celebrating the bird from Mauritius even has its own museum in Saint-Denis, the home of Dodo Beer. Opened in 2005, it is a great way to learn about craft brewing techniques which are what gives this local beer its distinctive taste.
And despite its name, the Dodo is not resting on its laurels! It has received 7 gold medals for the quality of its 100% natural ingredients and is definitely the most popular beer in Reunion Island.