Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sampling the beers

If you are in town tonight or tomorrow night and are of a certain age, get yourself over to Jerusalem's former train station, plunk down 25 or 30 shekels, and taste over a hundred different kinds of beer.
Including the famous Chimay beer, made for centuries by the Trappists in the Chimay monastery in Belgium.
I'm sure they will also have Taybeh, the first and only Palestinian beer.
This is the 7th Jerusalem Beer Festival .
The poster makes a pun on the Hebrew ir ha-biRAH (meaning the capital city) and ir ha-BIrah, meaning the city of beer. All depends where you put the accent.
The other pun, Let there be beer/light, is less appealing. Eeuw, who wants to drink out of a light bulb!
Lechaim to the 9,000 who are expected tonight.

UPDATE: By chance I just saw a blog post about three other uses for leftover beer.


Rob and Mandy said...

Not our thing, beer, we're wine drinkers. We'll go sample some cava, our local bubbly, soon.

Spiderdama said...

I hope they make non alcohol beer too?
I drink my healthy water:-)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

As a linguist, I always LOVE the language and play on language posts.

VP said...

I can remember well how many beers (and where) I have drunk in all my life (six), and my memory is not so good...

Anonymous said...

What a nice mean to discover the world, finding and making friends.

All the very best for you and a nice new month as well.

Petrea Burchard said...

Mmmm, beer. I love really good beers, the specialty ones.

spacedlaw said...

It's a cool looking glass!
I wish I could be thee to sample the local products.

JM said...

This time I'm afraid I have to disagree with you, Dina, I think the light/lamp is a great idea. :-)))