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Today, August 7, 2020 is International Beer Day!

International Beer Day 2020 – August 7

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and sneaking a can of Iron City Beer from my mom’s party as a teenager did nothing but turn me off of beer forever.

However, thanks to a former boyfriend in Washington DC who often took me to a bar in the Georgetown area of DC that sold about 250 different types of international beers. Jimmy was very patient and instructional and I began to appreciate and love beer.

But I still hated the taste of dark beer until I visited Dublin, Ireland and the Guinness factory. There I became a huge fan and learned that beer tastes much better in its native country.

Still, there’s nothing better than an ice cold beer on a scorching hot day and since I’m forever chasing the sun, of course, I had some lovely Caribbean beers in my early international travels. Red Stripe from Jamaica comes to my mind instantly.

So now whenever I travel abroad, I always try that country’s national beers, just as I do with cocktails and wine. You really should not be surprised.

However, since I cannot divulge brewery secret recipes, you’ll just have to enjoy my pictures from some of the more exotic places I’ve visited.

  • Mornington Lager in Melbourne, Australia
  • James Boag’s XXX Ale in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Kasteel Rouge in Brussels, Belgium
  • Apóstol Dubbel in Medellin, Colombia
  • Star Lager in Accra, Ghana
  • Club Premium Lager in Elmina, Ghana
  • Mythos Beer in Crete, Greece
  • Bali Hai Premium in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
  • Bintang Beer in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Chivoperro IPA in Panama City, Panama
  • Dorada in Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • South Farthing Ale at the Green Dragon in Hobbiton, New Zealand
  • Steinlager Pure in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Coral Beer in Funchal, Madeira
  • SeyBrew Lager in Beau Vallon, Seychelles
  • Me taking the first sip from a large pail of homebrew at a local pub in a shanty village outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Bia Ha Noi Lager in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Huda Beer in Huế, Vietnam

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is definitely high on my wish list!

I also love to cook with beer, especially crockpot chili and my now famous Baked Bourbon & Beer BBQ Pork Ribs.

 

Let me know in the comments where you’ve had some of your best beers.

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Dani Lew

DaniLew is a podcaster and a retired nomad who loves to slow travel around the world and share her travel stories and personal photography.The Slow Traveling Soul Sister podcast is all about me and my travels around the world for the last 40 years as a solo black woman, My motto: travel nourishes the soul and broadens the mind, but solo travel frees our imagination and builds our Confidence. #slowtravelingsoulsister #GoSeeDoBe

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