For the price of only 100 € there is the tap including 2 kegs of beer (8l each) as an additional option for the ships of Happy2Sailing!
This is not only an excellent treat for the palate, but also avoids waste while sailing and saves storage space during the sailing trip. With fresh draft beer, such as here from Alfa, the sailing enthusiast can now also enjoy freshly tapped beer during the sailing trip.
The tapping plant is mobile! It can therefore be easily ordered for one of the catamarans and fits aesthetically into the interior as seen in the picture on the left.
When sailing in Corfu, thirst comes almost automatically due to the fresh steady warm wind. The fresh breeze provides a pleasant fresh feeling through the skin, but deprives the body of a lot of fluid and makes for great thirst. To quench the thirst with typical local drinks like wine or ouzo would not be healthy. A cool beer, on the other hand, provides enjoyment and quenches thirst. In addition, the barley juice provides an energy boost. But there are no endless barley fields in Greece. How does beer come to Greece and how did it get there?
After the Unabhängigkeitskrieg gegen die Osmanen (1821–1829) came Otto Friedrich Ludwig von Wittelsbach (greece Όθων Othon) to Greece. He was a Bavarian prince and the first king of Greece from 1832 to 1862. Of course, from now on beer was very popular in the noble circles of the king, who came from Bavaria.
The writer Adolph von Schaden reported in 1833 in a handbook for Bavarian emigrants to Greece on the popularity of British porter beer exported to Greece. In addition, beer from Naples was shipped to Greece from 1833.
Johann Adam Fix, a miner from Edelbach in Spessart, had followed King Otto’s call to Greece and, like other Bavarians, had settled in the settlement of Iraklion not far from Athens. He was initially responsible for organizing the mines in Kymi on Euboea.
In 1834, Fix imported some barrels of beer from Bavaria and soon began brewing it himself. As a purveyor to the court of the Greek king, the company was able to establish a monopoly-like position in the Greek market. In 1864, Fix built the first large-scale brewery in Greece. The brewery was able to maintain its monopoly for about 100 years. In addition to the “Fix” brand, today there are numerous popular and locally brewed beer brands in Greece, such as Alfa, Mythos and Amstel. Likewise, there are numerous imported beers such as Kaiser, Franziskaner, Heinecken and Corona.
Here in the video, the crew enjoys a “Myth” canned beer on the high edge. Since Happy2Sailing’s catamarans do not lean, a trip to this seating position is not necessary and a freshly tapped beer in a glass in the cockpit is quite appropriate! Well then Jámas!