Saturday, August 27, 2005
"We don't have our own country, but we have our own beer."
I just wanted to put in a plug for Taybeh beer, the only locally produced beer from Palestine. The owner/brewmaster is Nadim Khoury, and the beer has been produced since 1995 in Taybeh village, in the Ramallah district of the West Bank. The village of Taybeh is the natal home of Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. I’ve not yet had the pleasure of tasting Taybeh, but I love the billboard ad in Ramallah, photographed this summer by Minuli Khawaga: Drink Palestinian, Taste the Revolution. Says Khoury, "We don't have our own country, but we have our own beer." Cheers!