Tusker Premium Lager
February 29th, 2012 by Jenn in Walt Disney World Beer Reviews
It was a whirlwind Animal Kingdom/Animal Kingdom Lodge day for us and we decided to end our adventure at Victoria Falls Lounge. We had an awesome bartender to make the event that much more enjoyable.
Tusker is brewed by East African Breweries Limited…the behemoth in East African beer. They own 80% of Kenya Breweries, 98.2% of Uganda Breweries, and a bunch of other related companies. The brand was first marketed in 1923, shortly after the founder of Kenya Breweries Ltd, George Hurst, was killed by an elephant during a hunting accident. It was in this year that the elephant logo, that is synonymous with Tusker Lager, was incorporated. The slogan “Bia Yangu, Nchi Yangu”, means “My Beer, My Country” in Swahili.
I enjoyed Tusker, but I’m sure the ambiance helped. After finishing it I switched to hard alcohol so obviously it didn’t wow me but I did enjoy it. It was a little sweet, a little bitter, but overall a little bland. It’s an easy beer to drink though, and would be nice on a warm summer night. Definitely give it a try when you can!
Wait a minute…the owner of the brewery was killed by an elephant so they decided to dedicate the beer to THE ELEPHANT?!? He must have been one awful boss! Hahaha. 😉
Jenn Post author
Haha, didn’t even think of that, but so true! At least it makes for an entertaining story almost 90 years later, right? 🙂