SAM SMITH’S BREWERY PALE ALE
Looking up at the 3418m Piz Kesch in the evening sun from the Kesch-Hütte mountain hut (2630m). End of a long day walking up from Davos and over the Scalettapass which is on the watershed between the Rhine and Danube. Then an overnight stop at the Kesch-Hütte before continuing down to Bergun the next day. A great walk.
WINDSWEPT BREWING Co WOLF DARK & STRONG SCOTTISH ALE
At the top of Augstenberg (2358m) in Liechtenstein. Four countries in the shot – Switzerland back left, Liechtenstein centre, Austria to the right and if you look very carefully Lake Constance and Germany in centre distance.
An interesting day with a bus trip into Lichtenstein up to the ski resort of Malbun where you get a chairlift up to the ridge at 2002m. From there it is a lovely ridge walk along the Liechtenstein/Austria border up to Augstenberg. There is a circular route back that takes you via the Pfalzerhutte for refreshments.
APPENZELLER BIRRA ARTIGIANALE IPA
A beautiful day for a walk along the Limmat River in Zurich. From here there is a good view of St Peter’s Church which has the largest clock face in Europe
TENNENT’S BEER AGED WITH WHISKY OAK
Looking down from our picnic spot on the top of the Stuelegghorn (1859m). The Sernftal (valley) below near Matt in Glarus, Switzerland
KITCHEN BREW SESSION IPA
Looking over the Chrauchtal from our chalet at Weissenberge near Matt in Glarus. Mid summer but an unseasonable snowfall on the tops. The valley leads to the Risetenpass and over to Sargans
Another example of the products of a developing micro brewery industry in Switzerland with another good (American Style) IPA
INVERALMOND BREWERY LIA FAIL
On the shores of the Sihlsee near Einsiedeln with the Glarner Alps behind.
Lia Fail is a dark, robust, full bodied beer with a deep malty taste, smooth texture and hoppy aroma. The beer is rich with a well-balanced and satisfying sweetness with chocolate notes.
The Lia Fáil is a stone at the Inauguration Mound on the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland, which served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland
EAST AFRICAN BREWERIES TUSKER LAGER
Our picnic lunch with the elephants at Laikipia Wilderness, Kenya. We were looking forward to a lovely lunch when a rather large gatecrasher got a bit too close, so we had to retire to our vehicles. A unique experience.