Something about a icy cold beer on a surf trip, especially after a surfing a spot you’ve never surfed, whatever that something is, it makes ordinary beers taste like gold medal winners.
Here’s our list of 8 beers that taste better in their own land, in no particular order (other than we drink Bintang more often.)
1. Bintang – Indonesia
Started brewing around 1930, went through a few changes -Dutch Colonial Rule and then Indonesian independence. Nowadays Heineken has resumed its operations and it does look like a Heineken bottle., whatevas, none of that mattes after getting washed in over the reef, cleaning your reef cuts and thinking about the days waves while drinking 2 ,3,4, cold, cold Bintangs
Been brewing their beer for around 80 years. Saddle up to a Kikes bar in the Guanacaste Playa Grande and crack open an Imperial after a trip to witches or surfing one of the local beach breaks- very satisfying.
Brewing their beer since 1955 What needs to be said its Tahiti, one of the most epic laces on earth and washing it down with Hinano, life couldn’t be sweeter.
Load up the truck head to Baja, Fill the tank at the Pexmex and stop off somewhere for a crate or two of Tecate and limes. Post up at some isolated point than surf, camp, wreack havoc on your buddies and enjoy.
I’m sure lots will say XXXX Gold but for us VB wins. The stubby is a great way to drink beer, be prepared to drink lots of them, Aussies love a cold one.
A pale lager. Taiwan is holding (waves), especially if you go during the right time of year. They also are beer drinkers. Don’t think just go.
One of the countries most popular beers, and easily found, so its easy to grab a few. Though Red Horse is a pretty good option as well.
Primo has gone through lots of incarnations and we chose this one over Kona just because it has longer history and the label is epic.