Kerry kindly taught us the ways of Uber and Ola in India so we booked our first Ola Outstation south from Bangalore to Mysore – a faster and cheaper option than the train. Our young driver spoke good English, which … Continue reading →
About Fritz and Maria
Fritz and Maria have been living, drinking and brewing together for over 20 years. As beer commentators and educators they strive to create a beerocracy where people exercise their palates by voting for quality in the marketplace. Their interests include the personalities, business, and culture of craft beer worldwide. As distillers for Rough Hands, they loved being at the place where magic meets science. Fritz and Maria can be found speaking at beery events, holding guided tastings, judging competitions.
If Kochi felt like the present compared to Chennai, arriving in Bengaluru airport felt like a glimpse of the future. The beautiful forecourt with chain and artisanal food outlets, even a craft brewery. And a very organised Uber with attendents … Continue reading →
As cities go, arriving into Kochi felt like a quantum shift after Chennai. There were name brands, malls, and even some semblance of western modernity with workers in business casual taking lunch breaks. Later as we left, the airport cemented … Continue reading →
It wasn’t even Xmas eve and yet the local Christian churches were out in force – a small transporter with massive speakers blasting every Christmas related pop song ever in a rotation, full of people including one mask wearing santa, … Continue reading →
Well, our sedate first week in India had us fearing we might be just too old and jaded to really be captivated this trip. And then we took the bus to Munnar. Actually, we took the bus from our hotel … Continue reading →