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So, as an aside to all that

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

Eagle vs Dog Episode 2 Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster

then the Garage Project Cockswain’s Courage Blended Porter

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.



4 comments on “So, as an aside to all that

  1. kingmidget
    October 10, 2013

    I’m going to see if it’s possible for me to ship some Sacramento beer to you.


  2. kingmidget
    October 10, 2013

    This is ridiculous. The United States Postal Service will not ship alcohol of any kind. FedEx will allow the shipment of alcohol from one licensed vendor to another. FedEx will also allow the shipment of wine from a licensed vendor to a customer, but will not allow such shipments for beer. What the heck is up with that?


    • Pdubyah
      October 10, 2013

      Well clearly you’re into trafficing or wanting to go against proibition. I wonder why beer is such a bad thing to send in box, obvioulsy they do in bulk, although lets be clear I’m not sure a container load of local beer would be appropriate, but what a street party you’d have!


      • kingmidget
        October 10, 2013

        I don’t get why it’s ok to ship wine but not beer. Probably the relative political power of wine makers and brewers.


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