Alcoholic Air Miles – Aguila

9 Mar

Alcoholic Air Miles is a recurring segment on His, Hers and Theirs. It delves into the secret world of picking up bonus Air Miles from regular, everyday purchases from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) stores. Every month, the LCBO changes which items receive bonus Air Miles and He tries to keep you on top of those changes. These are His stories…

Alcoholic Air Miles FTW!!!!!1!

Oh man, now this hits the spot.  It’s been over 2 full weeks since we left Cuba and the closest thing that I’ve felt to being back has been the sensation from drinking this beer.  Aguila, la cerveza de Colombia, reminds me so much of the beer that’s most common around Cuba: Cristal.  They’re both lightish beers that have a bit of skunkiness to them.  Not enough that you become turned off of it, but enough to make you really feel alive.

This one really caught my eye at the LCBO.  Not only did it have the bonus air mile, but it also has a very colourful bottle and had what looked to be masking tape over the cap.  On closer inspection, I found that the bottle is a screw top (as opposed to a pop top) and thus must conform to strict, tamper-proof security measures when sold individually.

Also, the label is entirely in Spanish except for a sticker over the back that has all of the information that is required for sale in Canada.  Take a look:

I don’t know what Aguila means, but I’m going to take a stab at it and say that it means “agility” in Spanish (edit: it actually means “eagle” which I probably could’ve deduced from the illustration on the label…).  Foiled again.

It’s amazing that this beer is available at a smallish LCBO in Toronto.  Kind of neat that it’s actually around.  Well, come to think of it, I think there’s a decently sized Colombian population around the area that I bought it.  I think there’s a Colombian festival every summer at a nearby park.

Anyways.  Good beer.  Unique beer.  1 bonus air mile.  Thumbs up.

Cost $2.05
Bonus Air miles 1
ML 330
Alcohol % 4%
Airmiles/$ 0.49
ML/$ 160.98

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