Greetings from Taiwan: weather hot, beer cold
It was a killer flight, something like 20 hours from Baltimore to Taipei, but after some naps and several beers, I am up and about.
So far, I have sampled a Mine All Malt, a Taiwan Beer, a Tiger and an unidentified draft beer (it tasted like Bud) served by a unique machine at the Toyko airport.
Parked in the airport lounge waiting for a flight, I placed a chilled glass in the holder of this beer-dispensing machine. When I pressed the start button, the machine grasped the glass, tilted it, then filled the glass about three-quarters full with lager. Finally, a second spout topped the glass with foam.
It was terrific theater. Small children watched in amusement as their fathers got brews. The trouble was the beer was weak and watery.
So far my favorite beer is the Mine All Malt (smooth, 5 percent ABV) . Also, I tell myself after experiencing this humidity, I will temper my complaints about Baltimore weather.