Friday, February 26, 2010
In which it does not pay off to be staying in a luxurious hotel
Comped drinks again, this time we notice that there is a Trappist beer on the beer list, a one La Trappe Dubbel by Koningshoeven. Our attempts at convincing the bartender that our comped drinks could totally be a La Trappe, just keep hush about it, fail miserably as expected. What is not expected is what we hear when we ask what the price of one of these beauties is: 1090 rupees. That's like $24. Seriously, the only beer I've seen command that kind of price is Westvelteren and that's cause it's widely regarded as the best beer in the world and only sold in a non-black market way at the Westvelteren abbey itself.