Oregon Pub Crawl 2017 — photo 20 of 25: A pilsner from Lebanon‘s Almaza Brewery which I enjoyed at Zaatar Fine Lebanese Cuisine, on the corner of NW Flanders Street and 11th Avenue, in the ground floor retail space of The Gregory, in the Pearl District of downtown Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“The original. 77 years young. A memorable taste of Lebanon, this is a beer that talks Lebanese to foreigners, unfolding seven decades of prideful heritage. A beer that talks history to Lebanese, a synonym of good times. Perfected from day one, the recipe’s secret lies in the ideal balance between hops, malted barley and maize, the signature ingredient. Mastered over time to deliver the same great taste with every bottle pop: remarkably refreshing, smooth, bright and cheerful.” Measurements: 4.2% ABV • N/A IBUMy notes from that day read: “It was OK, but really nothing special ... a bit watery. I should have stuck with the Lebanese wine I had last time.” This beer does not live up to it’s hyped description ... definitely not memorable! June 2017. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.