The official reason was that I study in Matan early on Wednesdays and I wanted to be closer for easier traveling. So I called them and told Mrs. Israel Brews and Views that I had a chutzpadik question to ask. Before I even asked it, she told me that I was invited to stay over. Then I called Isramom and suggested that she and I have a grannies' night out for dinner at HaGov, The Lion's Den. Bli neder, I'll review our fantastic meal there in a later post.
Doug and his wife were the perfect hosts, and suiting the occasion offered me a drink of a new beer called "Chutzpah."
I've been following Doug's blog from the very, very beginning and each time he blogs about some beer I want to try it. He's in touch with many of the small boutique Israeli breweries and understands the beer production process.
That's why and how he had some various types of hops for us to sniff.
Considering that I had left my blacked out, snowed in blizzard home for a few days, I certainly made the best of it.
You can say that I made lemonade out of lemons, that tasted like great beer!