Category: Panama

Panamanian Beer

By Travel Drunk, February 1, 2010 10:05 am

Panama Lager Panama is hot and humid, therefore cold showers and cold beer are essential, and if you have to choose definitely go with cold beer.  There are three Panamanian beers that are everywhere: Panama, Atlas, and Balboa.  Prices are all pretty similar, but sometimes Balboa is a little more expensive.  My favorite is Balboa.  It’s light, easy to drink, and you never really get sick of it.  This is key, since all of the beers are about 4% by vol., so you end up drinking a shit ton of them.  Panama is second, with a slightly heavier aftertaste, and atlas is shit.  At the bar you can expect to pay $1-$1.50, but in the store you can find them for about $0.40 per beer.  Booya.

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Ron y Ginger

By Travel Drunk, January 29, 2010 3:38 pm

Prepare to have your mind fucking blown: Rum + Ginger Ale is really good.  So good I can’t stop drinking it.  In Panama rum is real cheap, like $6 for a 750ml bottle at the supermarket.  This isn’t choke-it-down, gut-rot rum, this is grandpa’s! My rum of choice in Panama is called Abuelo.  It’s only 70 proof, and a little sweet which balances the ginger nicely.    Mix 1 part rum (ron en espanol) and 2 parts ginger ale over ice in a rocks glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

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The Biggest Ditch

By Travel Drunk, January 27, 2010 3:04 pm

canal beer Otherwise known as the Panama Canal. Basically a gigantic ship pulls up to the locks, goes down, moves forward, goes down, moves forward, goes down, and then goes out to sea. Not that exciting. A feat of modern engineering and a testament to the power of man? Sure, whatever. They have Panama beer on draft for $1.50, so its not a total loss.

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Bocas Del Toro

By Travel Drunk, January 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Bocas SurfThe first destination for the Travel Drunks was Bocas Del Toro, a town on Isla Colon, which is island off the northeast coast of Panama. Bocas is best known for 80F tropical water, good surf, and lots of drunk people in the early to mid 20s (and it delivered on all three points).

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