Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > International > Beer places in Israel?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
thegerm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wallington, NJ
Posts: 394
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default Beer places in Israel?

My girlfriend's family is from Israel, so we're going out there for a couple of weeks in the middle of May. We'll be all over the small country to visit her family and for me we'll be seeing some sights. In the downtime I'd like to find some beer bars or brewpubs or whatever beer places might be worth seeing. So far I've seen that Dancing Camel seems to be the biggest deal in tel aviv.

Anybody have any other recommendations for having a pint or 4 of craft beer in Israel?

thanks

__________________
thegerm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
gtlaw10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: hastings on hudson, ny
Posts: 287
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

http://esra-magazine.com/blog/post/whats-brewing

found this for my SIL before she officially made aliyah in march this year.
have fun.
FWIW you should have a few of the Israeli commercial staples like Maccabee or Goldstar (both produced by the same brewing conglomerate), not bad bmc lagers for the desert.
__________________

On Deck ~ filthy mongrel;
Bottled ~ Abbot 12 - belgian dark strong; duesseldorf alt; honey nut brown; zombie puke - ABA; maori warrior - NZIPA

Creamy,thick,velvety head. - unionrdr
gtlaw10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
thegerm
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wallington, NJ
Posts: 394
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

The Brewery in Tel Aviv:
Food was decent. German dishes. Sausage and schnitzel plates. Beer was disappointing to me. A range of lagers. I had their bock and golden lager. The bock reminded me of anchor bock, which I don't like. Too roasty and estery. The golden lager also tasted more like an estery pale ale.

Golan Brewery in Katzrin:
Best beers I had in israel. The amber was great. Also sampled the pilsner, which definitely tasted excellent, and the bock was also a fine example of the style. If you find yourself in the golan heights, which not many people do, I wouldn't think, go here if you can, or seek out these beers elsewhere while in the country.

Israeli domestic mass market beers:
Maccabee: Classic American Pilsner. It was good, fresh, unoxidated and not skunked despite green bottle. More flavor than a light lager, but not by a ton.
Goldstar: American Dark Lager. Fine example of the style. Fresh and unoxidated. Some good caramel, hint of munich, a little too carbed. My preference when the choice is between this, maccabee, heinekin, bud, etc.

Other beer notes:
They also sell a lot of weihenstephan hefe on tap in israel, but it's terrible and oxidized. At least at the beach bars in tel aviv. Stick to israeli domestics like goldstar while on the beach, imo.
__________________
thegerm is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Places of Note Allstar Virginia HomeBrew Forum 0 06-14-2011 03:43 PM
beer places in cocoa beach, fl? adam01 Florida HomeBrew Forum 3 11-30-2010 11:30 PM
Places that have great beer in the burgh!!! martafoos Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 5 05-30-2008 11:04 PM
The Growler List: 125 Places to Have a Beer Before You Die olllllo General Beer Discussion 11 05-14-2008 01:26 AM
Places to Drink in Reno? TheJadedDog Nevada HomeBrew Forum 5 09-19-2007 08:55 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS