It is a cloudy day on Vancouver Island, and I am day dreaming of being in a local pub with a nice fire burning. My mind went to the local “pubs” encountered in Ulan Bataar. Here one is able to go inside and purchase a bowl of Ayrag and enjoy it inside the yert.
To the uninitiated, ayrag is fermented mare’s milk. In other countries it is known as Kumis. Airag has more in common with wine than beer. It has been known as a “cure all”, and spas were built to benefit from the recuperative powers. Lots of ayrag, and entertainment, makes one forget all of their ills.
Personally, I prefer a nice dark ale.