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Old 03-15-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default Africa, Has there ever been a good one?

Work is taking me to Tanzania in a month or so. I've never heard anyhing good about african beer. This fact has me worried. Does anyone know of something to look for while I'm there other than imports? I'll also be travelling through Paris, so any help there would also be appreciated (other than Kronenburgh, or whatever the hell that sh!t is...)

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Old 03-15-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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I had an amazing African stout at a restaurant in Minneapolis once. Let me see if I can figure out the name.

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Old 03-15-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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I had a beer from Moroco, it was called Casablanca Lager Beer. It was very good from what I remember. I light colored lager with rather mild carbonation, I think there were some mild hints of pear? in the beer. It was very refreshing, I'd definately drink it again. If you can find it, pick up a 6er.

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orfy might know something about it...he did a trip to Africa a few months ago. Haven't seen him in a while though?

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Stay away from the Egyptian Stella. It tastes like Budweiser.

I have had some of the Tusker products by East Africa Breweries. I don't remember which ones, it's been so long. These beers were okay, fairly light in taste and low in ABV, but drinkable.

As far as them Frenchy beers. If you enjoy Belgian style I would recommend almost any of the French Country Style Ales. These brews tend to blur the line between France and Belgium.

A few really good ones that come to mind:

St. Amands
Trois Monts
Jenlain
Grain D'orge (which is readily available just about anywhere in Paris.

I can recommend Rick Steve's book on Paris. It's a really good resource for the city of light.

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Work is taking me to Tanzania in a month or so.
Just watch out for those Tanzanian Devils.
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Work is taking me to Tanzania in a month or so. I've never heard anyhing good about african beer. This fact has me worried. Does anyone know of something to look for while I'm there other than imports? I'll also be travelling through Paris, so any help there would also be appreciated (other than Kronenburgh, or whatever the hell that sh!t is...)
Just try the local beers when you get there - they certainly won't be as expensive as Kronenbourg in Paris and maybe you'll find one that's better!

Failing that go proper African and try Palm Wine. The perfect accompaniment to Manioc apparently......
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Bet if you were actually in Africa, thy'd all seem good !

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Try Safari or Kilamenjaro. You know you're drunk when you see the striped elephants.

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Thanks guys, I'll be sure to post if I find something good.

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