This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Cobra Lager, a very different kind of beer.
On Friday afternoon, while looking for beer to bring to the Northern branch of the family, I perused the diverse shelves at the LCBO in the Promenade Mall in Thornhill, ON. While I really had my heart set on some hard to find Canadian brews, I came across the Cobra lager, a beer which I had read about, but never saw available for retail anywhere.
One of the unique characteristics of Cobra lager is that it is an Indian beer which is brewed in London and certified kosher by the London Beis Din (there is a little KLBD on the back of the top label of the bottle).
Besides its pedigree, the Cobra lager is also different both in its packaging and what is inside the bottle. The bottle has a series of designs blown into the glass including a snake charmer, boat, palace with palm trees and a pair of elephants. The bottle itself only holds 330ml of beer and it is quite narrow in profile.
The beer itself is unique in that the brew master adds corn (which I have seen in cereal cookers before) as well as rice to the beer. The result is a smooth lager which has a little bit of a different kick to it. Its worth picking up a bottle if you can find it around.
As mentioned above, Cobra lager is certified kosher by the London Beis Din. In fact, the beers manufacturer by Cobra are the only brews which are certified kosher by the LBD.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Cobra Lager, please follow this link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10174/31888 .
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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