|Viewing the wonders of the |
mighty Alexander River.
After the hike, we took a short drive over to the Emek Hefer Industrial Area to visit the Alexander Brewery. The beer is named after the river and its symbol is a flying soft-shell turtle. "Wedded to the landscape," as we say.
|A famous Alexander |
|The Alexander logo:|
A flying soft-shell turtle.
The sparkling brewery was very impressive with modern mash tuns, boiling kettles, coolers and eight giant fermentation and maturation vats, seven of which were full of beer. Alexander's brews 25-30,000 liters a month.
|Ori Sagi gives us a tour of his brewery.|
"Also," added Sagi, "the used grains are given to the local farmers to feed their happy cows."
|Ori Sagi shows the old blogger his two|
Gold Medal certificates from the
European Beer Star Competition.
We went out to the front sitting area where the brewery hosts visitors and groups for tastings. "But the most important thing we do here," explained Sagi, "is educate bartenders and restaurant owners about Israeli craft beers. They have to know how to explain to their customers how we are different from the giant industrial brewers and why it's worth drinking craft beers."
|Lunch at Kfar Haro'eh.|