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On Tap: Suds Of Hope

Murree’s frosted goodness brews out of Pakistan. Thaw one on.

On Tap: Suds Of Hope
On Tap: Suds Of Hope
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Thanks to a widely reported youthful indiscretion, we now know that the tipple of choice of a certain Scout Willis (the 20-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) is a Pakistani beer. And if it is a Pakistani beer, then it could be none other than Murree beer. Pakistan’s only beer. Or to be more accurate, the only one that is legally licensed to be brewed in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. And hence the very beer that is soon to be exported, if the thawing of relations lasts long enough, by the truckload across the border into India, where from all accounts there is such a raging thirst for beer that not even the two billion gallons consumed last year can slake it.

Officially, Pakistan is a dry country. And I’m not talking about the weather. Yet, go to a society wedding, a smart party or even a private dinner at a posh residence and you’d have a hard time believing it. On offer are Russian vodkas, French cognacs, New World wines, Scottish whiskies and German lagers. Sourced from western embassies in...

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