One of my favorite spots in Animal Kingdom is the Dawa Bar. Go figure! It’s a great place to grab a cold beer and enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa!
Dawa has a nice selection of brews … including both American as well as African beers. On a recent trip, I was aiming to grab my regular – an Ethiopian light lager called St. George Lager.
Unfortunately, that particular brew was sold out. What did I do? I “settled” for Victory Brewing Company’s Golden Monkey. Sometimes you find the best things by accident!
Brewed in Pennsylvania, at 9.5% alcohol, it packs quite a punch! At Dawa, the beer is poured from a bottle – it’s not on draft.
The taste? It’s a Belgian-style Trippel Ale and starts out with a slight banana aroma.
You can also taste nutmeg, clove, and some other fruit flavors as you enjoy the beer. All in all, Golden Monkey is a very, very good beer, everyone!
Next time you’re at Animal Kingdom, stop at Dawa Bar. If they don’t have your favorite refreshment, don’t despair! You can find this great beer!