Selector Bobby Strange

November 10, 2008

Drink Palestinian

Filed under: Libations — bobbystrange @ 6:58 pm

tb4The Financial Times last week profiled the one and only Palestinian brewery, Taybeh Brewing Company, which we visited when in Ramallah.  You can see my pictures below.  The owners are Palestinians who had spent quite a bit of time in Boston (it’s future brewer is a fellow graduate of Boston College), and were inspired to some extent by the success of beer brands like Samual Adams.  Recreating such a brand in the occupied West Bank, of course, presents a number of challenges, from getting its fresh beer to market on time despite roving and permanent Israeli road blocks and checkpoints, to selling in a primarily Muslim part of the world.  At the end of the day, quality speaks for itself, and considering myself a well-traveled  beer connoisseur of sorts , I can attest that this is indeed the best beer in the Middle East.



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