Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Down Under

All the short and boring bi-weekly early morning flights between Prague and Brussels have finally paid off - a free flight to Down Under with the miles would just do! A glorious return to Sydney for Raphael and Michela's wedding and a dream-like visit to New Zealand brought us a new list of sampled beers by pivo terrorists!


New Zealand:
(Bay's - Nelson's local brew)


Saturday, October 03, 2009

Angkor Beer in Angkor Wat

Cambodia is amazing and Angkor Beer is not too shabby - apart from the fact that they add ice to the glass because it's too hot out here.

One more country in Asia, my fellow pivo terrorists. Way to go!

[Angkor Beer]

Angkor Beer
[Angkor Beer and Amok Fish by the Mekong]

Angkor and Amok
[Dinner in my favorite local pub in Siem Reap, Angkor beer and clams fried with fresh basil watching a Chinese action movie!]

Dinner in Siem Reap
[Second visit to the restaurant - becoming a regular!]

Dinner in Siem Reap

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pivo Map

Was it just me or World66 messed up our pivo map? I tried to restore some countries but can't remember where everyone has been. RAH! Can the pivo kids here update the map with your countries again prosim?

Oh and I can only access this blog only when I'm out of China because blogspot is blocked there. Bleah!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Just as you thought we'd stopped...

A quick trip to Tokyo turned out not to be so quick after two extensions. Finally got to sample the real Japanese food with reasonable prices. Japanese beer might not be the most famous but pivo terrorists are not supposed to let any suspects get away, are we? A good portion of legendary sake was had too although without photo evidence. Either way, eat your heart out!





{A weekend trip to Nikko got me drenched but luckily there is the local Nikko beer for a Sunday brunch coming to rescue!}



{Free booze from work!}

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The face of Chinese beer

A bit of history of our beloved Qingdao beer. Well shouldn't we all be proud!

Beer in China.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is when you know things are getting really bad...

SABMiller, the second-biggest brewer in the world, reported a surprise 1 percent drop in volume shipments in the last three months of 2008, compared with a year earlier. Its lager volumes in Europe fell 1 percent, led by a 22 percent drop in Russia. In the United States, volume sales of its MillerCoors joint venture with Canada’s Molson dropped 2.3 percent.

The Danish brewer Carlsberg announced it was cutting about 275 jobs in Europe. Diageo, which makes everything from Cuervo tequila to Guinness, put on hold an $840 million expansion of beer production in Ireland. The British Beer and Pub Association reported that pubs were struggling across the country as beer sales fell to their lowest in 70 years.

It's time for us to get real serious and tackle this together. If there is one thing we can do to directly contribute to the rescue of ecomony, apparently getting a beer after work (or at work) is the right thing to do now!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More eating and drinking delight in Peru

Cibecha (civecha) is the traditional coastal Peruvian food - raw seafood marinated in lime juice and served with corns (as big as quarters!) and sweet potato. SOOOOOO GOOD!

Oh and of course it's even better washed down by a gulp of Cusquena!

Cibecha & Cusquena

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Are you worth your weight in pivo?

I came upon this article on the BBC today. 

US father sells daughter for beer

A man has been arrested in California after allegedly arranging for his 14-year-old daughter to marry a neighbour in exchange for beer, meat and $16,000.
Beer, meat and money sounds like a fair tradeoff for a person- more varied and valuable than just trading people for camels or something.

This article made me think- are you worth your weight in pivo? How much beer do you think could be fairly traded for your person?


When the north starts to snow,

You naturally seek sun, ... and cold beer, in the south.


Ginjinha from the oldest store in Lisboa that sells it - not too shabby. Even a cherry flavor hater like me liked it, especially at 10am!


I honestly didn't do much in Rio except drinking caipirinhas on the beach - what else is one supposed to do?
More caipirinhas on the beach!

Passion Fruit Caipirinha - exquisite!
Passion fruit caipirinha!

More Brazilian pivos sampled:
Love the beer bottle cooler/holders!
[I was just very excited at the beer bottle holder which is novelty to me. And what's inside the holder is really a bottle of Kaiser and Skol, not the lame SOL!]


Pivo Love - Peruvian edition.
Pivo Love - Peru!

Cusquena - apparently from Cusco. National brew that you can find everywhere in the country.
Cusquena - dark

Whereas Arequipena is only available in the south - obviously mostly around Arequipa.

And in the meantime Lima's ambitious 2 year old new brand Franca wants a share too!
[Oh, and Inka Kola is THE soft drink in the country. Apparently Peru is the only country in the world that the American Colas are not leading the market. Guess who's the winner here?]