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A toast to late King Otto October 4, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Wine And Spirits.
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In keeping with the Greek theme, what better for the beer of the week than Alpha Beer.

It’s brewed by the Athenian Brewery in Athens, which also brews the Dutch Amstel brand under licence.

Beer is a relatively new drink in Greece, having been first brewed in 1850 for the first Greek King, Otto, a Bavarian Prince appointed to the throne after Greece obtained independence from the Ottoman Empire.

A refreshing, bitter lager at 5 per cent, is the perfect accompaniment to the myriad things Greeks seem to pop on their ubiquitous charcoal grills. The great thing about Greek beer is that you can buy it almost anywhere, even at the many newspaper kiosks that dot the footpaths.

So here’s a grateful toast to King Otto.

Related Links > http://www.athenianbrewery.gr

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