As ideas go, it was brilliant, if I do say so myself. If only there were some way of overlooking the fact, as I later discovered, that someone had beaten me to it.
Pintprice is an indispensable Internet location for peripatetic and cost-conscious beer lovers. The site contains information from 206 countries on the price of the universe’s favorite beverage.
If anything, the site serves as a warning not to work up a thirst in Greenland ($12.05 per pint on average) and provides the best reason yet to plan a tour of Tajikistan and North Korea ($0.48 and $0.62, respectively, per pint of liquid wonderfulness).
Throughout vast swathes of Europe, beer lovers are used to drinking their favorite libation from half-liter (or roughly 18 ounces) bottles and cans as opposed to the common 12-ounce packaged brews sold in North America.
What’s more, beer in many parts of Central Europe is in general much tastier than that of most major breweries — let’s exclude microbrews here— and it is generally less expensive. And, if the location is not the downtown Bucharest train station at 2am, can be accompanied by that oh-so-special European ambiance.
Remember, however, that should you decide to have a few, to walk instead of driving your open-source car.
The wit and brilliance that our loyal reader(s) have grown accustomed to over the last decades do not always come naturally. Indeed, the savvy plays on words, les mots justes and the stylistic mastery contained within the virtual walls of this website occasionally require a bit of fuel. Serendipitously a bottle of Three Olives politely tapped on our door the other day -- providing us with the energy source we need and a few cocktail recipes for the Halloween weekend.