Saturday, March 01, 2008
This Week's Wonder Product: Tsingtao Beer
It wasn't until I got into my 40s, and started cutting out wine, that I really started to appreciate beer. I didn't even like beer, in fact, until quite recently. Now I am very fond of lagers and ales and try to sample new ones all the time, and I have recently fallen in love with this one: China's Tsingtao.
Is it wrong to love a beer that is produced by a country with an appalling record of human rights violations? Probably. But it's a REALLY nice beer. And the beer-mad Germans, naturlich, did start up the brewery 100 years ago. So I will forgive myself for loving it so much. It's a light, lovely beer with a slightly herbal after taste -- my new favourite beer.