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Not that this has anything to do with real beer, but I had the vaguely disturbing experience of drinking an Egyptian-made stout the other night.  Most of what we get to drink here are a series of identical Heineken Pilsner imitations.  But a few non-Pilsner beers are made for the Sharm tourist market, and aren't sold anywhere else in Egypt except for a single store in Cairo (which either only recently opened, or I only recently found out about).

The so-called "stout" was unbearably thin, with a head that would have looked more comfortable atop a glass of badly poured Coke.  It tasted like bad lager with molasses in it.  Bleh.

The same company (Luxor) makes a "wheat beer" that comes complete with a little tag with pouring instructions, which I found just amusing since it can't possibly really matter how you pour a bottle of swill.  I didn't try it, but my friends were not impressed.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Tue May 29th, 2007 at 04:27:15 AM EST

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