July 22, 2008

Full bodied, high calorie

I'm no beer connoisseur, but this is my favorite local beer: San Miguel Cerveza Negra, a dark lager. Unfortunately, I can't have much of it anymore for various health reasons. I had a bottle last night, and consumed my serving for the month. I know some people will call me a Philistine for having my beer with ice, but with Metro Manila's temperatures, it's the only way to keep your beer cold—unless you can drink a bottle within five minutes or you're fine with warm beer.

San Miguel Cerveza Negra

19 comments:

ken mac said...

I put ice in my red wine..diehard winos get really upset when I do that! ha ha. That beer looks really good, I know you enjoyed your quota.

Clueless in boston said...

I'm a big fan of dark beers too, if I ever see this beer in my local bar I'll be sure to give it a try. I find I like beer when it is not too cold, but don't care for really warm beer so I might put ice in it if I were there too. Stay well.

Layrayski said...

Hi Hilda! I notice your new flavicon (?) cool! I wanted to put one up too but I still haven't decided what mine would be.

I haven't tried cerveza negra before maybe l'll try one soon.

Olivier said...

ma bière préférée, est une bière belge : "la mort subite"

my favorite beer is a Belgian beer: "sudden death"

jill said...

Hilda, I'm not a fan of beer because of the calorie count, but this is a great photo, the sweating bottle and glass looks very refreshing. My husband just looked and said he'll take one!

Coca Cutie said...

Always cold!!
I'll drink it in 5 minutes! LOL

Ben Wideman said...

I'd love to give this one a try, beer is something you can find pretty much everywhere, and always done a little differently. Bring on a dark lager with ice!

marley said...

I'm going to a beer festival on friday, I can't wait. I don't mind the ice - needs must!

Boise Diva said...

I also ice my beer, except you are way braver than I! I prefer beer you can see through.

Olivier said...

Pour répondre a ta question, il y a 24 tilleuls sur la cathédrale d'Evry car ils symbolisent la couronne d'épines du Christ et la résurrection.

To answer your question, there are 24 limes on the Cathedral of Evry because they symbolize the crown of thorns of Christ and the resurrection.

Hendrawan said...

It looks nice..

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" doesn't blame you for icing the beer, knowing a little about the weather in Manila...

Ignore the purists and please yourself!

... said...

I agree with Louis - if it feels good, do it!

I also enjoy dark beers...very hearty.

Layrayski said...

Mmmm thats strange... last night the B which stands for blogger turned into a globe.

babooshka said...

Nothing wrong with ice. My favoutite beer is belgian called kriek. A beautiful red cheery flavoured beer. W don't get in on the island so we have to get friends to bring it over when they visit from the UK. I like san Miquel, but it doesn't like me.

Kitty said...

whoa. how hot and humid it must be there? I should stop complaining about the heat!

Pepe Alcaide said...

San Miguel es una marca española de cerveza. Su publicidad dice "Donde vá triunfa", veo que es cierto. Ya solo falta una semana para terminar el mes y podrás tomar otra.

Gracias por tus visitas y amables comentarios.

• Eliane • said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This Belgian gal is closing her eyes in shock! Ice cubes in beer! Oh boy, you're in trouble Missy! :D
[But not as much as the gentleman adding ice to his wine. ;) ]

Rambling Woods said...

I can't drink for health reasons either, but warm beer doesn't sound good at all, so I would go for the ice too. This blog is such an interesting look at your country. Thank you!..Michelle