Just like you, but different
I was looking for beer from Sacramento and ended buying beer from Iceland. “Could I drink all the beer” was the question. Clearly no, you could drink a beer of each style, or all the ‘regular’ beer from, say, New Zealand, or Oregon, or California, if you had the time. You couldn’t drink the seasonal or the specials or one-offs and keep up. I think, unless you had a lot of cash and no job.
Anyway I have no idea how a beer from Iceland gets to New Zealand, my ‘source’ for beer tells me there are 5 beers from Iceland, which I find hard to believe, all from the same brewery, and I have 3 of them.
This may not end well. Wikipedia thinks there may be 5 or 6 Iceland breweries, I had to go back and count, and it was 7.
As an aside to all that, since I began thinking about beer a bit more, and keeping a diary at Ratebeer.com, I’ve drunk and rated 152 beers from 10 countries, which will move to 11 when I had the Icelandic things,
1 each from – Scotland, Norway, Japan
2 each from – Germany, Australia, Netherlands,
9 from my homeland of birth England
10 from a country where I thought I drank heaps from – Belgium – in reality I’ve drunk a lot of beers from here, just not at home where I write about them 🙂
31 from the US of A (16 from California, 11 from Oregon, 3 from Delaware and 1 from NY)
and an incredible 94 from New Zealand
I drink a lot (relative) of IPA, which I still think is an easy go to beer for a brewer, but a fair sprinkle of APA, Porters, Amber Ales, and then DoubleIPA’s and so on.
According to the diary the best beer I ever had was a
then Liberty C!tra
5th place is the overseas beer the Rogue Farms OREgasmic Ale which is still a beer I buy regularly, and the Liberty C!tra). That’s impressive given that there are some nice beers to be had around here.
I should get out more 🙂 or I should drink from more countries, I’d think it amounted to the same thing.