Most beer drinkers are fairly particular about their brand, and I was no exception. Like many, I had a certain brand loyalty. Now if that loyalty was toward this next type of beer, it just might have been well deserved!
The Best Beer In The World
Beers are extremely difficult to rank. One’s superiority to another is largely a matter of taste. However, when it comes to naming the absolute best beer in the whole world, beer lovers are in complete agreement. This honorable drink is called Westvleteren 12. It is a 10.2 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) Trappist beer that has been in production since 1940.
Westvleteren 12 is a dark beer with a refined, chocolate-like taste that is said to be unrivaled by any other beer. It is instantly recognizable by its distinct yellow cap and complete lack of any labels. Usually, it is only available by driving to the monastery that makes it (located deep in the countryside of Belgium) and buying it straight from the monks, which often involves waiting patiently in a line of cars that can extend for miles. However, the monks are fully aware of the superiority of their product and are willing to use its reputation to their benefit on occasion. When their monastery needed a new roof in 2012, they briefly exported Westvleteren 12 to various countries with prices ranging between $75 and $85 for a six-pack and two tasting glasses.
It sold out in minutes.
Goes to show how strong the effects of "Supply and Demand" can really be. It would be interesting to taste this stuff, just because of all the hype! Unfortunately, I can't afford it...and I quit drinking beer a long time ago!
How about coffee outside this morning? Maybe it will be a little cooler today!