A sad tale is coming out of East Africa for lovers of something called Bell Beer:
Beer shortage hit Kampala suburbs as food prices shot up during the festive season. Bell beer manufactured by Uganda Breweries Ltd ran out in most depots in Luzira, Kitintale and Bugolobi. At Uganda Brewery's famous Kayonza depot in Luzira, no trace of Bell beer could be seen. In some bars, where it could be found, the price shot up from Shs 1,500 to Shs 1,700 per 500 mils bottle. Most revellers resorted to other beer brands including Nile Breweries products like Nile Special and Club Pilsener beers. "It's very bad to get used to a particular drink. But given the circumstances we are in, you have to think very fast and look for an option, " John Asiku, found looking for his favourite drink in Luzira, told Daily Monitor.I couldn't find any reviews on the Beer Advocate. There is this one on a travellers page but it can't be trusted as it warns "avoid Al's Bar for God's sake!!" Every bar called "Al's Bar" worldwide is among the best - it is a well known fact.