For years intrepid backpackers (our co-founder Tom Armstrong among them) have raved about the quality of Beer Lao, the locally brewed beer served throughout Laos but rarely found elsewhere. More recently people on shorter holidays to Laos have discovered for themselves the fine beer, along with the wonderful laid back hospitality of the country.
I was always told that the socialist govt. of Laos refused to export it, but this link from the New York Times might suggest otherwise! Coming to a bar near you soon! If you want to go to Laos and sample Beer Lao in its proper context, have a look at our Laos itineraries here.