I’ve never tasted Lebanese brew until yesterday and It’s a disappointment to say the least. It’s very light and too sweet and it’s no way near Almaza.
You can check out their facebook page as their website has no content on it.
Correction: A friend called and clarified the issue as he knows the man behind this beer.The label apparently says “Fi” not “min” (it is a bit torn and unclear), and this beer was sent to Syria for distribution and somehow made its way back to Lebanon. However, bottles could be coming in from Kuwait if not from Lebanon, that remains to be confirmed.
I got an iPhone over the weekend and downloaded some apps including foursquare. If you don’t know what Foursquare is here is a summary from Wikipedia:
Foursquare is available to users with GPS-enabled mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users “check-in” at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by running the application and selecting from a list of venues that the application locates nearby. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes “badges”.
So I was trying the app out and I saw that there are some local businesses participating on Foursquare and providing offers. For example if you check in at the Beirut Airport you get 10% off on all the perfumes which is a pretty good deal.
There aren’t many offers in Beirut yet but I’m sure you would find a ton of deals in the US and Europe where the app is a lot more popular. I’m definitely trying Foursquare the next time I travel.
The Tissot Couturier I got for my birthday [Link] is being displayed on a billboard on the Dbayye highway. It looks though as if it’s the newer version as there’s a fourth circle inside of it, but that’s pretty cool still.