Midday, we were sampling some serious chili sauce from Indonesia. With my mouth on fire and my feet exhausted, I complained that all I wanted was a stool to sit on and a beer to cool off my palate. Now, PartySugar is famous for her bar radar, but she set a new record when she spotted barstools and something on tap before I could say the word "beer." For what was decidedly the best five minutes of the day, we kicked up our legs and threw back some fresh, ice-cold Spaten from Munich.
This traditional Bavarian lager, which has been around since 1397, poured like liquid gold, with just the right amount of carbonation. It had a light body and a slightly yeasty, but crisp aroma. What beer have you tried recently that really hit the spot?