With picturesque shores and visitor traffic, Southeast Asia is ripe for alcohol exploration. In the e-book ($9.99, Vulkan), Jonathan Gharbi brings undoubted enthusiasm towards project of cataloging Vietnam’s alcohol scene.
During 2 yrs which he ended up being doing work in Vietnam as circumstances worker, Gharbi became such a fan of the neighborhood breweries he rented a minivan and started offering trips. He could be perhaps not a journalist or a beer specialist. The guide is defectively organized, and Gharbi acknowledges, “My English is not the most useful.” It’s also informing that their rating system includes the cost, service and measurements of each site, yet not the standard or flavor regarding the beer.
Nonetheless, if you’re going to the area, Gharbi includes plenty of helpful tips. The pictures of each and every venue’s frontage is invaluable in crowded towns with few indications in English, and his insights into Vietnamese alcohol culture tend to be entertaining—for example, the custom of “Drink 100percent, ” complete with obligatory trash can beside the urinal. Here’s hoping that his imagine triggering fascination with Asia’s alcohol tradition succeeds.