Some interesting finds at the MLCC

I went to the MLCC today to see what the had in stock. I came across these three interesting beers. Actually, there were many more, but these were the ones I purchased. Folklorama just ended last month, and apparently these are left over from the Eastern European pavilions. All three bottles are 500 ml.

The label on ZUBR describes it as a “strong beer” at 5.6% ABV. I’m not sure what this means, but at the top of the label it says “CZYSTA WODA I NATURALINE SKLADNIKI”. At the bottom it says “BROWAR DOJLIDY BIALYSTOK”. The back label says “Brewed for over 200 years on the edge of the Bialowieza Forest in Poland, our golden beer is made from only natural ingredients and the purest water. The know-how and expertise of our brewmasters ensure uncompromising quality with the rich and full taste of real beer.” Apparently zubr is Polish for bison (which is on the label, so it makes a good fit with Manitoba.

Zamkowe Jasne is another Polish beer. The label doesn’t say much other than the fact that’s it’s imported and has an ABV of 5.5%. 

Ekstra is a Dortmunder style lager. According to the label, “Svyturys is the oldest brewery in Lithunia. It’s history goes back to 1784. For over two centuries, beer lovers have recognized the quality and taste of this award-winning traditional Lithuanian beer. We invite you to do the same.”

By the way, what the hell is going on with all these brewery websites that don’t seem to be operating properly?

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I’m the head brewmaster at Shepody Brewery. I’m the one who chooses the recipes, orders supplies, does all the grunt work, and drinks most of the product.

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One Response to Some interesting finds at the MLCC

  1. Henning says:

    It makes sense that zubr means bison – in my youth – like 35-40 years ago – me and my “mates” would sometimes drink a Polish vodka named Zubrowka. It had a straw inside the bottle, much like the tequila worm, only not as unappetizing, and the label said that the straw was feed for wild Polish bisons. I am Norwegian.

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