Research Blog Antarctica #112: Antarctica beer

(Photo: Juhana Pettersson, 2012)

Antarctica is a brand of beer available at least in Argentina and Brazil. I got a can from a small supermarket on the island of Ilha Grande, close to Rio de Janeiro. There was a tiny hole in the side of the can, spraying an almost imperceptible jet of pressurized beer. When we got to our hostel, we found the food sharing a plastic bag with the can soaked in beer, even as the can appeared unopened.

Opening the can, I discovered that one fourth of the beer inside had escaped. The rest didn’t taste particularly distinctive.