While Israelis do enjoy their alcohol, and Israeli wine has successfully broken into the international market, Israeli beer, specifically Israeli micro-brews, are a relatively new phenomenon. Beer in Israel has arrived only recently as a fashionable gustatory interest, but it has caught on extremely quick.
My first introduction to Israeli micro brews was Dancing Camel, a brewery which was founded in the early 90's by David Cohen, an American who had experience brewing up beers Stateside before he picked up and moved to Israel. While Dancing Camel has been around for a while in bars like the Minzar and the Armadillo, only recently has it felt a boom in popularity.
|Yes, I like free beer.|
Now the Israeli micro brew seems to be coming into its own and imported beers from around the world are making their mark.
Here are some pics below from a recent Beer in Israel festival at the Nokia center in Yad Eliyahu, Tel Aviv.
|Sam Adams in Israel- on TAP!|
|Bucket o' Sam Adams|
|HaDoobim is a brand new, very cool and youthfully designed Israeli micro-brew|
|French style pear cider. It is yummy.|
|Very cool bottle holder|
|Palestinian wheat beer micro brew|
|Don't ask me what this beer is called- the best thing about it was its crazy-shaped bottle|