Latin America is known for its contributions to the culinary arts and baseball. It also produces superb beer, but you don’t have to buy a plane ticket to enjoy them. In fact, don’t pull your hair out at all. this weeks beer should actually make the hair on your chest grow an inch,.
Famosa is the most popular beer in Guatemala. Those who know this lager say it is surprisingly fresh, with a hint of lemon. Famosa has a delicate aroma and a light golden color. Pour the beer into a glass and inspect the contents; it has one of the clearest views surpassing more famous, expensive beers. Bottom line: Famosa is a quality beer.
Europeans have taken notice too. Famosa has won numerous awards including 21 gold medals from the Institute of Quality Selection (Institute Pour les Selection de la Quality) in Brussels, Belgium. This beer has fans the world over.
Famosa is famous for bringing home the hardware.
The popularity of Famosa grows with word of mouth, grassroots support, sort of like the ballplayers who come from this region. They prove themselves the old fashion way: They earn it.
So next time you’re in the parking lot getting out your grill and suddenly, without warning, you hear that crack of the bat, think of Famosa, a tasty brew from south the border. Go with a feeling and try a something unique. And if you’re feeling up to it, there’s a Guatemala stew worth considering. One that’s been around a long time is called Kak’ik. The “ik” stands for hot and spicy. It’s made with chicken or turkey, cilantro, tomatoes, garlic and achiote. This recipe originated before the Spaniards arrived. We can’t argue with history. The taste is rumored to be out of this world. Google Kak’ik and find a recipe; there’s more than one. Delicious.
As you heat up Kak’ik stew and with a bottle of Famsoa on the side, you’re reaching across the centuries. Watch a few baseball players warm up – hitting balls towards the fence. See an outfielder race across the field, snagging the ball at the last second. There’s something magical about that. The air is fresh; the dream of summer baseball is here. There’s talk of pitcher and hitter stats and who’s on a winning streak. It’s America’s past time with a twist.
So, you don’t have to go south of the border, but you can have the next best thing with a six pack of Famosa (also comes in a 40-ounce bottle) and a dish of Kak’ik.