called "zythus” by the Greeks, was the first alcoholic
beverage known to civilization over 6,000 years ago. It was a drink
of the rich and wealthy as well as ordinary folks. The drink was
even used as an offering to the gods and placed in tombs in the
Egyptian civilization where beer had its birth. Throughout history
beer has been associated with family life, friendship, romance and
celebration. Although the taste of beer has changed over the last
few thousand years, the enjoyment has remained constant.
Open a bottle of Hillas Lager Beer and share the kinship with past
Gods, kings, queens and other ordinary people. Brewed in Rodopi,
Greece where, according to tradition, the first Greek beer was produced
in Ancient Times. This light pale beer is dry and well balanced,
and makes for a smooth drinking with a malty finish. Hillas Beer,
imported by Fotis & Son Imports has captured the tradition of
brewing a truly great beer. Fotis & Son Imports proudly boast
a philosophy of "quality without compromise."
this site! DailyFrappe connects millions of people of Greek
descent back to their homeland and each other.
Daily Frappe officially opens its doors and welcomes all Hellenes
and Philhellenes to our little corner of the world.
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the millions of people who live outside its borders, yet want
to be connected with the people, places, and way of life many
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what all the excitement is about for the hottest beer in town!
what the Opinionated Beer Page had to say about Hillas Beer
Sigh, here we go again... OK, THIS is the best Greek beer I've ever
had, And dammit, this time I mean it. Not the best beer I've ever
had, but if poured into a glass and served alongside mega lagers
from Germany, the Netherlands, etc, I think you would agree that
Hillas brings game to the table. It had a pleasant hop aroma coming
from the nicely built head, and a pretty golden color. I can imagine
this is the stuff that real Greeks are drinking, instead of the
stuff they export. Nice understated label too, not flashy for tourists,
which tells me they don't have anyone to impress, they let the beer
talk for them. I bet this would be good with Spanish or Tex-Mex,
and if given the choice, I'd have this over Peroni or Moretti with
Italian food. (5/22/2005)
what the BeerAdvocate.com had to say about Hillas Beer
Pours a bright gold color with a perfect head. Head fades slowly,
but leaves a nice layer on the top.
Smell: Aroma is very crisp and clean. Nice maltiness with some hops
in there to make it fairly well rounded.
Taste: Simple and clean - malty without being sweet. Enough hops
to nicely balance the malts, but that's all. The malt is definitely
what comes through here. Nice dry finish.
Overall impression: New on the shelf's here in Huntington Beach
- apparently this is imported and distributed by a company located
right here. I was surprised to see this wasn't in the database yet
- must be brand new over here. This was a very drinkable beer -
all the clean, crisp qualities American macros claim to have and
none of the adjunct tastes. Very refreshing beer - this would go
great with any greek cuisine!
Read the complete review at: www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/908/23535/
Beach, CA: On April 24, 2005, a unique sampling took place
at the Hyatt Regency of the finest restaurant cuisine in Huntington
Beach, along with the finest beers and wines, all in the name of charity!
Samplings of food and beverages from such restaurants as Duke's Huntington
Beach, Aloha Grill, Bodai Tree, Chimayo at the Beach and many more.
Wineries and breweries in attendance include Hillas Beer,
Clos Du Bois, Brewbakers, Frei Brothers Reserve and many others. Proceeds
benefit the children's wing of the Huntington Beach Library. We are
proud to say that Hillas was a event favorite!
Wineries & Breweries Participating
Acqua Panna, Alice White, B.V., Bass Ale, Blackstone, Brewbakers,
Bayhawke, Callaway, Canyon Road, Chateau St Michelle, Clos Du Bois,
Columbia, Colombia Crest, Covey Run, Delicato, Frei Brothers Reserve,
Forest Glen, Forest Ville, Freixenet, Gallo of Sonoma, Geyser Peak,
Gloria Ferrer Guinness, Harp, Hess, J.Lohr, Kenwood, Kona, Kronenburg,
Louis Martini, McWilliams Hanwood, Hakusan Sake, Merrick Ridge wine,
Montera, Mumm G.H. Champagne, Napa Ridge, Pedroncelli, Perrier, Pepsi,
Pyramid Ale, Robert Mondavi, Rodney Strong, Rancho Zabaco, Raymond,
Red Diamond, Red Hook Ale, San Pellegrino, Sam Adams, Silver Ridge,
Steinlager, Talus, Valley of the Moon, Villa Mt. Eden, Unibrews, Widmer
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