Archive for July 21st, 2011

Our only excursion during our week in Corfu was a day trip to Corfu town. It is a pleasant place to stroll around, and we ended up at the Old Fortress, with magnificent views of the town and surroundings. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a lot of history if you want to look into it.

Signs pointed the way to a café, where I was pleasantly surprised by the beer list. Almost fifty beers, lots of Belgian and German imports. The standard Greek pale lagers, but also a good selection of Greek micro beers, including smoked lager and a dunkel from the Craft brewery in Athens and the whole range from the Corfu brewery.

I had the smoked lager from Craft. A fine hoppy lager with a little campfire added. Cereals, long dry finish. And a small glass of the Corfu lager, which was not quite in the same league, but it did its job nicely on a hot day.

Note that this bar/café/restaurant is inside the fortress, which is a museum with limited opening hours.

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