|Ashdod on the Mediterranean.|
By the way, the name of the beach, Mei-Ami, means "waters of my people" in Hebrew. There are folks out there who believe that the name Miami (as in Florida) comes from the same source.
Just a reminder that the BEERS 2015 Festival in Tel Aviv will be held this coming Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings (August 11-13) at the Train Station (HaTachana) in Neveh Tzedek. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The entrance fee is 70 shekels, which includes the first five tastings. After that, you can buy five additional tasting coupons for 30 shekels.
According to information on the BEERS website, if you print out and bring the coupon below (or display it on your smartphone), the entrance fee is reduced to 50 shekels. What are you waiting for?
There are two beer festivals going on over August 26-27. One of them is in Haifa (held on the Agritech Grounds, near the Convention Center) where entrance is free. Since it is sponsored by Goldstar and Maccabee Beer, don't expect any Israeli craft breweries to be there -- but it should be a lot of fun anyway.
|Last year's Jerusalem Beer Festival.|
(Photo: Koby Sharvit)
Regarding the Mateh Yehuda Rustic Beer Festival, I have been informed by Chani Ben-Yehuda, who is responsible for festivals and events at the Tzlilei Hakesem company, which organizers these events, that it doesn't appear as if there will be a festival this year. This is a real shame, since the atmosphere, the music, the beer and the food at these festivals were always first-rate. As they used to say in Brooklyn, "Wait'll next year!"