Friday, September 23, 2016

Instead of The Usual Shabbat Wine... Israeli Beer

A few years ago, my friend Doug, of  Israel Brews and Views, got me hooked on Israeli craft beers. Since then, I've even been a panelist at tastings he has run. And I also attended a beermakers session at Biratenu in downtown Jerusalem. 

Not that long ago, it was very hard to buy Israeli craft beers in stores; you had to find the beermakers by word of mouth. But I've had some from the larger ones in restaurants in the shuq (Machane Yehuda) and now there are quite a few stores selling them.




The big problem is carrying the bottles home. They don't sell brands like these in Rami Levy, Sha'ar Binyamin, sigh. I would love to drink these Israeli beers on Shabbat instead of wine. Someday, Gd willing.

3 comments:

Rickismom said...

Jyou need to buy better quality wine... LOL

Doug Greener said...

No problem with the beer, at least on Shabbos morning. It's certainly better than "grape juice" as a mashke hamedina. And look, you don't have to shlepp home a six-pack. Just bring a single bottle, and enjoy.

Batya Medad said...

Rickismom, I actually "react" better to beer than wine. It's better for me. The reason may be the sulphides in almost all of the wines.
Doug, I don't get to the shuk often enough to just buy one... I'll have to plan buying trip and bring my mother's old "gym" bag on wheels.