Welcome to the first edition of Brazilian Beer of the Week, although the title is a little misleading since this week we’ll actually be looking at three.
The reason for this is because last week, in my post about Brazilian beer, I mentioned that in botecos (the Brazilian equivalent of a pub) the most predominant beers are Pilseners, with the most popular being the Skol, Brahma and Antarctica macrobrews. Typically, these beers are served as cold as possible as their purpose is to refresh rather than to taste, although, quite frankly, there’s not usually much to taste anyway.
However, blandness doesn’t necessarily characterise all ‘boteco’ beers, with a few serving as decent (relatively) alternatives. Like their cheaper cousins they’re also macrobrews, but usually cost a little more and are available less frequently, although in most instances you’ll likely to find at least one of them.
1) Antarctica Original