Carlsberg has a factory in Israel, but if Carlsberg usually is an uneventful beer wherever you find it, th eentire line is a disaster in Israel. The lot comes acroiss grainy, unclean, thin and nearly undrinkable even on a hot summer's day.
On the Palestine West Bank there's a microbrewery called Taybeh producing three beers, but they appeared to be impossible to get hold of in the current frosty conditioned between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
On a brighter side there is actually a brewpub located at 11 Rothschild Street in Tel Aviv:
The Tel Aviv Brewhouse, which serves three unpreserved beers.
Quantum is a light, near thin, refreshing pils. My rating: 3-
Moonhine is a slightly darker but still rather pale lager. My rating: 3-
Master's is a nut brown, more full bodied lager. My rating: 3+
Of course you can find some good import beers. Hoegaarden, that can be found in somne pubs is for instance a good savour from the desert heat, and if you're lucky you might also stumble across more full bodied Belgians. Like everywhere else you can also get yourself a good pint of Guinness in many places in Israel.
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Updated 2001-07-23 Per Samuelsson