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How many of you know where Malta is?
It’s in the Mediterranean Sea, roughly between Italy and Africa.
But apparently they have beer there, and it’s their own.
“Is it possible that the world’s best beer is brewed in Malta, a nation of just 400,000 souls?
There’s a bus driver named Steve in the Maltese capital of Valletta who is quite certain it is. I was chatting with Steve, a half-Maltese, half-English immigrant who’s lived in Valletta for 25 years this week and as we passed a brewery on the outskirts of town, I asked him if their brew was any good.
“Good?” he said, stunned by my apparently dumb question. “They make Cisk Lager – it’s the best beer in the world.”
I thought he was kidding, but he wasn’t.
“It’s brilliant,” he said. “You’ve got to try it while you’re here.”
“It’s the best beer in the world?” I said, still not quite believing it.
“Absolutely it is,” he repeated in his thick English accent. “They had an international contest and it won – best beer in the world. It was in the papers here.”
The sun was shining and we were enjoying a glorious day in a beautiful city. I wanted to believe him. If someone tells me that I have to try some beer I’ve never had, they don’t have to ask twice.
I waited until later in the day when I’d build up a nice thirst and then went into a shop and picked up a can of the stuff for 1 euro. It was a warm day and I expected it to be a thirst quenching lager, if nothing else. Upon first taste, it seemed excessively bitter and almost completely devoid of any discernable flavor. I thought that perhaps I just needed to get used to it, so I kept sipping away.”
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