I responded to this thread in November 2017 and my answer hasn’t changed, Latvia. I’m at 92 countries would love to get to 100 someday.
157 El Salvador
Don’t think I will come across any of these in Europe.
Exactly the same for me.
The country that should be higher is Mozambique. The popular UK restaurant chain Nandos stocks 3M (or whatever it’s called) so an easy trick.
Most difficult rated:
Countries rated: 140
I have ordered it in three separate Nandos and they are always out of stock. I don’t know how many more Nandos I am willing to go to.
In that case I was lucky. I never have to step foot in a Nandos again.
As of July 2020,
#198 - Wales
#187 - Hungary
Wow. I didn’t realize I had such easy ones left.
As for the hardest to obtain that I HAVE rated,
Thanks to travlr for those. I wonder how many of those hard to get countries have been from bottle shares with Gene for others.
They had it at the Nandos in Belfast NIR I was pleased with that. My last country tick I believe
That’s where I was until a few months ago. Even had a trip there scheduled in June that was canceled. But alas I got it. Now it’s Bosnia and Herzegovina
I should probably send a little package in September after I’m back from Croatia your way - should be able to find that tick for you there.
My easiest is Philippines, however I do have a bottle in my system that I will get to eventually. Next is Dominican Republic and third Colombia. Not really sure how I will target those countries yet, but always hope.
Dominican Republic shouldn’t be too hard I reckon, with a little luck. I’d actually had Presidente twice, first time in Belgium in 2011 I guess, then again somewhere, somehow in 2015. Probably limited to Latino-style bars and clubs, if even available anymore tho.
Colombia’s maybe a little harder - no idea where Ogi got Poker from, but likely somehwere in Europe, the other rate I have of it is directly from there tho…
Club Colombia is orderable by the case in Sweden. If you want to spend 100 Euro…
Embarrassingly, my easiest missing country is Canada - but I am still a junior rater (despite being on here for years) so that’s my excuse (and to be honest, I don’t see too many Canadian beers).
You talking to me, if so we can definitely work something out and I’m sure I can make it worth your wild.
Collective Arts seem to be the only Canadian brewery with decent distribution in the UK.
Got a bottle in stock Shawn, I’ll save it for our next share.
My easiest is Zambia. About which the most recent news headline is “Zambian Breweries dragged to court over fungi in Mosi Lager”…Still want it though!
I got my one and only Colombia tick from the National Brewery Centre shop in Burton, of all places. They had a ‘beers of the world’ sale and I was able to pick up some Malta, Myanmar and Hong Kong as well.
Unchanged for the past 2 years for me. Israel, Lebanon and Dominican Republic. To be honest I’m not desperate for country ticks any more so it’s not something I’ve chased.
That said, Israel seems to have some interesting beers based on what I’ve seen from users on here who have posted in the Euro Swap threads of the years.