14 Beers & Feeling Tipsy
Sampled Beers of Latin America
Well, I’m not normally a beer drinker, but as we’ve traveled, I’ve made it a point to sample a beer from every country we’ve been to. So, I’m going to share with you what those beers are. I am not really qualified to review the beers either sine I do not drink beer all that often, but I’ve included with a link for most the beers to a proper review. Just click on the name of the beer, incase you are interested. The remarkable thing is, though being in our eleventh country, I’ve finally discovered the motherlode of beers!! (Check out Peru.) Anyway, hope you enjoy this little beer tour of our travels.
Belikin- Yummy beer, especially consumed with fresh fish on a fabulous carribean island or on the back of a truck on the way to some glorious waterfalls.
Gallo – This beer cracked me up, since I was just starting to understand the Latino culture. There is an embedded cutlure of machismo, that the animal the rooster so accurately represented. Everyone, I mean everyone drank Gallo.
Port Royal- Drank this, the weather was hot, the beer was cold. That is all.
Pilsner- ‘Pils’…isn’t this just repackaged ‘budwieser’? Anyway, same excitement level as Honduras. Drank this. Just got off a bus. The beer was cold. It is pilsner.
Imperial – The label reminded of a German beer. The taste was nothing special. Had one. Did not have another. (See, I told you, I’m not qualified to review beers…..)
Atlas – Another beer that was widly available in a can. (Cans, cans, cans, cans!) Had a couple of these babies with some amazing veggaterian chinese food. At this point, I’m getting pretty good at not caring about beers.
Club Colombia - Poker – Miro and I were stuck in the airport for over 24 ours in Panama, took us much longer to travel one country over than necessary. But we did reach Colombia finally, and I the first thing I did was sample a couple of cold ones in the airport after we cleared customs. These were on of the most satisfying beers to date, but I couldn’t tell you a thing about the flavor. We remained in Colombia for 3 months and I did not have the desire to have another. Oh well, still not a a real beer drinker.
Conquer Beer- Ordered. Drank. Cooled down. We lived in a wonderful little casita near the beach for one month. It was hot. A beer was the perfect companion with my book while I enjoyed the afternoon sun swinging in a hammock. Dorados came in larger size bottles, 1 litre. I’ve discovered, ice cold beer, hot weather work together.
Cusquena Negro. Ding, ding, ding!! (OMG, this beer even has it’s own facebook page, it’s THAT GOOD!) Motherlode! Jackpot! Exquiste, fine, delightful, statisfying, delicious.
Ok. Now I know what I’ve been looking for up to this point. I know what I’ve been missing. This flavorful beer is slighlty sweet, has a hint of a coffee taste, right, dark and delicious. Wow. I’m hooked. This is what beer should taste like. This is rich creamy liquid heaven. This is liquid ancient Inca gold. I’ve found my muse, my favorite, my beer.