Continuing my tradition of writing about my beer travels weeks or months after I’ve returned…
A while back my cousin Brian sent me a message asking what I was doing the following Wednesday. Working, I guess, I replied. Wanna go to Puerto Rico, he asked? Brian is a flight attendant, so I could fly at half-price.
Well, hell yes.
Brian and I are both alumns of West Virginia University (the ‘Eers won!), and they were due to play Davidson in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, so the plan was we’d screw around in San Juan, attend the game, do some more screwin around, and head home.
Which is exactly what we did. We had a blast at the game, pretended we were pirates at the forts on old San Juan, and ate some fantastic food.
We hit plenty of bars (shocker, I know) in Condado, San Juan, and spent most evenings shooting the shit by the shore.
We never made it to any brewpubs downtown, but it’s hard to beat the sea spray on a warm evening, even if all that’s being served are pilseners.
I’ll be heading back to Puerto Rico in a few months and hope to get beyond the island’s ever-present brew, Medalla Light, and various imported light lagers, and find some actual craft brew.
Anybody got any good recommendations?