I spent an extended weekend in Buenos Aires last weekend. I had a lovely time, perfect weather and a city that I found pretty, pleasant and recovering (at least in spirit) from the crisis. I was happy because my last visit in 2009 left a lasting impression of a decaying city with a grim population. It is a lovely city and one hopes for a return to better times economically will allow it to flourish once again.
But all this is by way of introduction. The real reason I found my visit blog-worthy was my discovery, whilst strolling in lovely Recoleta, of an American-style brewpub: Buller Brewing Company. Sadly I had just eaten and we were on our way to Palermo so no time to stop and sample the beer but I did have enough time to take these two pictures and I was delighted to find, as far south as Argentina, a JV Northwest brewhouse.
|Buller Brewing Co, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Bueller's brew house, manufactured in Canby, Oregon|
I did try the Quilmes local macro brew and while it is a notch above Brasilian beers, it is fairly character-less. Other than that the local Malbec wine was too inviting (and too good - wow) and so I never sampled any other beer.