Well, let´s play a little game. World Cup 2014 starts in a few days and billions of people around the world will be watching. And many of them will enjoy a good beer and I have decided to give them tips for at least onde good or at least decent brew from every country playing there. Some will be easy, some will be pretty challenging. So there we go!


Group E

Switzerland – BFM XIV (La Quatorze) – Saignelegier – Weizen Bock – Cette cuvée anniversaire est une version hors piste d’une weizen avec une grosse dose de malt, un houblonnage (Nelson Sauvin, Est Kent Golding, Sorachi Ace ,…) version IPA et un extrait de café. C’est l’ami de ton ptit déjeuner idéal : du fruit, des céréales et du café ! “From tap at Moeder Lambic. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small white and creamy head. Aroma is mild spiced, phenolic and toasted malty to overripe fruity. Fruity, yeasty, phenolic and caramelish. Smooth malty and overripe fruity to yeasty finish.” – yespr

Ecuador – Doggerlander Bongo’s IPA – Sangolqui – American India Pale Ale style copper-amber beer. It has very high fruity-ester, citrus-like, piney aroma and flavor. Medium maltiness is present. And hop flavor is strong. Hop bitterness is medium-high. A very refreshin beer named in honor of Bongo the dog who used to accompany us to brew in our homebrewing time. “Copper, orange, with good head retention; intense grapefruit, passion fruit, mango,fruity, piney aroma and flavor. It has the bitterness of an IPA and I think it is the only real IPA right now in Ecuador. Good beer definitively, lots of flavors and aromas.” – Rodriguez

France – La Choulette Ambrée – Hordain – Bierre de Garde – La Choulette Ambrée is the classic amber version of a French bières de gardes. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma and is fullflavored, but effervescent and refreshing. “Bottle 75cl. Light unclear medium amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, vintage – alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (250108)” – fonefan

Honduras – Cerveza Imperial – San Pedro Sula – Pale Lager – Cerveza Imperial de sabor y carácter clásico. Experimenta la sensación que te da la cerveza Imperial, elaborada con el mejor lúpulo europeo, que garantiza su sabor relajante. Una cerveza ideal para saborearla. Para el consumidor que aprecia lo tradicional y un momento de relajamiento después de un arduo día de trabajo. Ideal para tomar entre semana y acompañar comidas. “Pale yellow color, not much head. Apple and corn in the aroma. Fizzy and watery. Cardboard and hints of apples in the flavor. After sampling this and Port Royal Export I started to believe that all Honduras beers are brewed from apple wort??” – TBone