Now I feel compelled to show my stash in Afghanistan again. Could it be that Afghanistan was the dumping ground for beer no one else wanted? It seems so. I was always partial to Tuborg Black or Gold, which of course the Danes did not give me.
I drink beer according to what I’m eating. TsingTao with Chinese food, Chang with Thai, Sapporo or Kirin Ichi Ban (literally means number one) with sushi, and Tecate with Mexican. For hot dogs and burgers, who cares? It’s American, which does little for me. I’ll usually grab Bud Lite. But if you’re on a budget like I was in my younger years, nothing like Red Dog. Look up their logo. Now turn it upside down. Is Batman being naughty? Always a good beer on a first date…
Which brings me to the best I ever had. Anyone who ever went to the Chicken in Germany for maneuvers probably made a trip to the monastery. We were authorized a purchase of one liter on our trip. Being a good soldier when it suited me I did just that - I purchased one. My buddy who didn’t drink purchased the other. I drank both.
It used to be ranked #1 in the world, (or was it just Germany?) right next to Budwar which was second. Unless you read Penthouse instead of Playboy - then their rankings were reversed.
So on the way to the Chicken from Berlin we had to stay over in Hildesheim. There was a Brit tank unit there where I had hoped to see a Centurion, but alas there were only Chieftains. (really weak tie to original thread…)
We did manage to engage in activity worthy of kicking a few rungs out of the career ladder, so it wasn’t a total bust at least.