Wine, palm oil, cocoa, and coffee are among the agricultural products Americans consume from Africa. But pity the American beer geek and craft brewer bereft of the ancient, heterogeneous, and gloriously innovative source of wisdom and knowledge that has suffused African beer culture for centuries. According to the Western paradigm, the basic building blocks of […]
East African beer
The first time I tried a banana-based spirit that blew me away was when a bartender poured me a shot of Giffard Banane Du Bresil, a delicious liqueur (sweetened spirit) made from distilled bananas. The liqueur was bursting with flavor and the fragrance of banana and toffee – the truly delicious treat spoiled me.