The Piña Colada has long been the national drink of Puerto Rico, the world's largest producer of rum. But there's another refreshing alcoholic beverage on the rise in PR: beer—craft beer, in particular. Puerto Rico's nascent craft beer industry is in part a result of the island's emergence as the Caribbean's unofficial culinary capital, with chefs like Jose Enrique, the island's first James Beard Award finalist in 2015, attracting national attention. "The rise in the craft beer movement goes hand-in-hand with Puerto Rico's culinary growth," says Jorge Castro, proprietor of the Beer Box, a craft beer store in Aguadilla. "Since food here has become more sophisticated, people are starting to taste and appreciate different styles of craft beer." Within the last two years, there's been an explosion of breweries making the most complex, flavorful beers that the island has ever seen, and on October 23-24 the West Beer Fest in Mayaguez on the west coast of the island will showcase these local brewers.