Panda Beer @ Bumthang

Fritz’s Bhutang’s premier Weiss Beer maker describes his choice of name ‘Red Panda’ as an alternative to most of the beers in Asia that he says are named after aggressive animals, beers such as Lion, Tiger etc.

A native Swiss farmer, he produces a beer that fizzes with plenty of bubbles hosting active yeasts. His beer is excellent and refreshing with a “fizzy head” that makes most people jealous. It is said to be growing in interest in Bhutan, but it still needs time given it doesn’t have the punch that the locals are used to.

If you have a chance to visit Bumthang, you must visit Fritz, he is charming and dedicated to his trade and makes excellent cheese, beer and honey.