Monday, February 06, 2006

About Quilmes

Quilmes, the traditional beer of Argentina. I will compare it to Budweiser in the States. Light beer that states good. Just good (for me, the best beers are from Germany, like Pilsner or Spaten). Really enjoyable with pizza around here. About Quilmes: Founded in 1888 in Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, by Otto Bemberg, a German immigrant. The company quickly started growing and in the 20s it was already the most popular beer in Buenos Aires. Since then, it has become something of a national symbol. It sponsors the Argentina national football team, and the colours of its labels are Argentina's light blue and white.

10 Comments:

Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said...

Looks like the cigarette goes along with it... ;-)

Manuel

2/06/2006 05:26:00 AM

 
Blogger Karine said...

It sure goes along well with the Quilmes, especially with a Gitane :))

2/06/2006 08:26:00 AM

 
Blogger Joe said...

I want 2 taste it!
I've seen one time in a resturant here in Rome but I did'nt buy.
I'll do !
Ciao

2/06/2006 09:00:00 AM

 
Blogger Rob said...

Great facade.

Must be hot in Buenos Aires at the moment. I understand why you chose beer

2/06/2006 09:37:00 AM

 
Blogger Maya said...

Cheers to you all...is french beer any good btw? Karine..you know this more than I do :-)

2/06/2006 11:15:00 AM

 
Blogger Karine said...

Maya-- you may find some Belgium beers in France really really good ones. Ask Pat, he will know ;)... french beers I can't remember of a good one right now :(... what a shame.

2/06/2006 11:45:00 AM

 
Blogger Dean Harvey said...

What about Kronenbourg 1664 - that's French isn't it?

You forget after a few.........

2/06/2006 05:57:00 PM

 
Blogger Karine said...

Dean you're right. The French Premium beer Kronenbourg ;) I guess it is been a while since I last tasted one. I will make sure to get one in July when I'll be in France. Cheers :)

2/06/2006 08:45:00 PM

 
Blogger Anne said...

Interesting…have not tasted that yet though. I heard from tv there’s like a thousand flavours/variants of beer…LOL

2/07/2006 12:01:00 AM

 
Blogger Rodney said...

I would love to taste this beer. I also like this building. So different from anything here in the US.

2/08/2006 03:42:00 AM

 

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