Sunday, 11 July 2010

Beer Sweep 2010: Argentina



So, how to report my abject failure in finding an Argentinian beer here in sunny Hong Kong? Luckily for me, Argentina have proved equally unsuccessful.

A quick google reveals that Quilmes is the Argentinian beer of choice, but an attempt to find Honk Kong based outlets proved unsuccessful. It was time for another idea. Obviously the Argentinian Consulate here will be happy to help me with my inquiries, right? Maybe they have a few cases stashed away behind the Fererro Rocher. But no dice! Finding beer for me, even if it means the chance of winning further beer, is not "an official consular service." My dreams are dashed, I was picturing sitting in the lobby of the opulent consulate, sipping a cool beer and discussing the geopolitical situation in a South America where Brazil is rapidly becoming a global power. It was not to be.

Twitter user @RecentlyDrunk helpfully suggested that I could find some in my local Tesco. That's probably in Dover, 5935 miles away, and although I am committed to beer, I am not that committed. I also tried a Argentinian restaurant, but they are apparently no bigger fans of their nation's most popular drink than the consulate general. Come on, Argentina! Have some national pride!

As the video indicates, I decided to find a Brazilian beer, because it's next to Argentina, and probably at least one Argentinian has drunk beer from there. Once. Also, Skol is available at the local store for the princely sum of 90p for 3. And there you have it:



It's not Argentinian, but it's closer than Tsingtao.

13 comments:

楊儀卉 said...

一句話,那就是,"船到橋頭自然直."............................................................

李宗蓮李宗蓮 said...

感謝您的分享!我也學到很多!............................................................

Mark said...

Great post! Love the video - I remember seeing the Paris google add during the Super Bowl and it blew me away.

Good attempt!

家榮家榮 said...

開懷幸福的生活,是每個人的夢想~~希望大家都能夠實現!............................................................

珮瑜 said...

來問個安,誰不支持這個部落格,我咬他..................................................................

謝俊柯凡豐德 said...

There is no key to happiness, only a ladder..................................................................

黃昱行黃昱行 said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

承王蓁 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。..................................................

家唐銘 said...

吃飽了嗎?~~~還沒下班,好餓哦.................................[/url]...............

王辛江淑萍康 said...

工作,是愛的具體化~~~~努力吧!........................................

v惠王王王娟 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today.......................................................................

冠陳儒 said...

謝謝大大無私分享 感恩唷(>o<)............................................................

沛汝 said...

心平氣和~祝你也快樂~~..................................................

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