tropical beer notes #23

Everest Premium Lager Nepal   5.2%

In news that will surprise no one, the Indian embassy is currently making a hash of our visa applications.  After spending lots of time hanging around the embassy, I now feel qualified to offer this advice to other travellers: you can’t do a visa run into Nepal or any other neighbouring countries. You’ll be told by the helpful staff: “No back-to-back visas! Go back to your country!” Yeah, thanks.

We applied a week ago but there has been some problem with the “telex” not coming back from the Indian embassy in Canberra. The wife and I want a six-month multiple entry visa, so that we’ve got the option of popping over to Sri Lanka or Bangladesh. The dude offered us a three-month single entry visa but test matches, yoga retreats, Bollywood melodramas and Goan beaches are all time-intensive pursuits. So another “telex” to Canberra and on Monday, we’ll go back to see if anyone bothered to check it. All this does inspire a monumental thirst…

Which leads us to Everest. First brewed in 2003 to mark the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Everest, it’s the most popular and best beer in Nepal. Few beers have ever tasted as good as the one pictured, which was my first drink after nearly three weeks of hard slog on the Annapurna Circuit.  Pours a nice head with sweet malts dominating. After the pissweak beers of China, the 5% is very noticeable and gives a welcome structure.

Just did a websearch and no Indian brewers make an Indian Pale Ale – damn!

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7 Responses to “tropical beer notes #23”

  1. Up Forest Says:

    Spurs Suck!

  2. beyondbagot Says:

    1996 – that is nearly 13 years since relegation, with a cinders chance in snow of making though to the Premier League this season looks like a 14th anniversary of ‘remember Forest? No I didn’t think so.’

    dodd

  3. Up Forest Says:

    Actually Dodd Boy…I would think an attorney would know to get their facts straight before approaching the bench…relegated in 1997, promoted back up in 1998 and finally relegated again in 1999, so only 10 years down. Case dismissed.

    Where’s your blog about Royal Stag?

  4. beyondbagot Says:

    apologies then only a decade of abject failure. how do you delete comments off this thing? damn Forest spammers.

  5. Kate of Oz Says:

    awwww Everest, how i miss you, your name sake and your mother land.

  6. beyondbagot Says:

    woof woof – good to hear from you kippa!

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