Sarah's Beer of the Week 09.09.2021


I spent last week in Kenya, on a very cool trip that included safari and the beach. We'd been planning and saving for this trip for years, and it was derailed due to covid. Finally we did it. Obviously it was all about seeing animals. But...I was excited to do like the days of yore, and drink a gin and tonic in the bush. The English used to drink them because the quinine in the tonic was said to help fend off malaria. My first gin and tonic was consumed with a pride of lions. Pretty amazing. But, a vacation wouldn't be complete for me without drinking the local beer. There are a few offerings in Kenya, but the most prevalent, by far, is Tusker. It's a light lager, meant to be a refresher on the hot African days. And hot it really could be. We enjoyed the Tusker, and their other one, Tusker Malt. I assumed this one would be...malty. Nope, it tastes more like a Heineken or a Corona. A bit of that skunk that you get from those beers. I love that flavor, so this was my beer of choice. We also had White Cap, which is a lager. Also very light in flavor. The real surprise was Guinness. Yes, Guinness. They brew a special version IN Africa, and it's a real smack in the face! Big, bold, and heavy. Much higher ABV than our Guinness. 7.5 %. The one we're used to drinking is about 4.3% ABV. The African Guinness is chocolaty, malty and rich. Very unexpected flavors. Check out all my pics below, and yes, I included some of my pictures from safari. Who can resist lions and giraffes!!


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