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#1

Beer trip of the century! Just a layover in Doha, cleaning up all the ticks should be easy…

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#2

How long are you in Sri Lanka? Limited beer options - Lion Stout is as good as it gets however it’s a fantastic place to visit.

#3

Ya, Lion stout was the highlight of my beer drinking. Too bad you can barely find it anywhere. Mostly drank mango lassis…

#4

Three Coins is the only Sri Lankan beer worth seeking.

#5

Shit man! I looked for that one everywhere but couldn’t find it. @nimbleprop

#6

I had Three Coins at the bar in the colonial-era Queens Hotel in Kandy, which is well worth going to regardless of the beer menu.

The stouts are the best beers in SL - as well as Lion Stout I enjoyed Sando Stout.

Beers are mostly sold out of ‘wine shops’ - small hole-in-the-wall type operations that aren’t always that easy to find, but when you do they’ll often have some rarer stuff.

I also just found this that featured on my now-defunct beer blog:

Kandy – The Queens Hotel bar serves Three Coins Lager and Anchor Smooth. This colonial-era hotel is also quite a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours and is of interest historically, there are some old photographs and artefacts on display near the bar.

Ella – There is a licensed bar on the main road towards the north of the village. When I went it was populated entirely by locals despite the large tourist presence. They sold me a Lion Stout to take away and had a variety of other beers available (again I didn’t make a note, sorry!)

Negombo – There are at least three wine shops on the main roads that run alongside the beach (Porutota Road and Lewis Place). They sell different stuff at each one; one place sold Lion stuff exclusively whilst another had everything but (yet again, I didn’t make a note) and this was where I picked up my Sando Stout.

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#7

Thanks @alovelydrop . I’m back home now but better luck next time.

#9

I’m planning a trip to Sri Lanka in february. I think the @alovelydrop suggestions sounds solid in this beer desert.
Does anyone elso have any tips on where to get a solid beer?

#10

As mentioned I didn’t have much luck. Even Lion Stout isn’t common in most places. You have to hunt around at different liquor stores