Meet the waiter on a mission to taste the best beers in every country in the world
Meet the waiter on a mission to taste the best beers in every country in the world, 2,000 of which have been tasted in 40 countries so far
- Kam Wojtow wants to show “that there is more to life than just Carling [lager]’
- “I show people beers that anyone with a normal salary can buy,” he said
- “I’m not worried about my liver,” he said, “because I drink in moderation.”
Meet a man with a most intoxicating story.
Waiter Kam Wojtow has made it his life’s work to taste the best beers in every country in the world.
Over the past seven years he has tasted over 2,000 beers from 40 countries – including pints in all UK cities – with the aim of highlighting great beers “that anyone on a normal salary can buy” and showing that ” there is more to life”. as Carling [lager]’.
Hoppy Go Lucky: Kam Wojtow (above) has made it his life’s work to taste the best beers in all countries of the world – and wants to show that “there is more to life than Carling [lager]’
The Liverpool-based hops expert loves beer so much he can’t pick a favorite or even a top five, but he has a short list of must-try beers – Anglosas (Poland, Lancut Brewery); Citra (UK, Oakham Ales); Juicy IPA (UK, 3 Ravens Brewery); Rothaus Schwarzwald Maidle (Germany, Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus); Rothaus Tannenzapfle (Germany, Baden State Brewery Rothaus); and Alpha King (US, 3 Floyds Brewing).
Some of his favorite places are Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Georgia, Montenegro and Slovenia, although he has also visited the USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand.
Is he worried about his liver?
Kam, 36, told MailOnline Travel: “I’m not worried about my liver because I drink in moderation. I’m not drunk every day. It’s about trying new beers. I don’t drink 16 pints of the same thing. I’ll have a beer or half and move on.’
Kam has tasted over 2,000 beers from 40 countries including pints in every city in the UK
Kam said, “I’m not worried about my liver because I drink in moderation. I don’t get drunk every day’
Two years ago, Kam started one Instagram page to document his travel antics and runs a Youtube channel Discover 100 beers from 100 countries.
He said: “I thought I would never have enough confidence to put myself in front of a camera or even have the time.
“There’s a lot of heart and soul in this. It’s not something to showcase the most expensive beers.
“I show people beers that are within reach and reachable, that anyone with a normal salary can buy.
“Instead of a £1.50 can of Carling, try a £1.75 can of local beer. I want to show people that there is more to life than just Carling.
“I just like showing people opportunities and that makes me really good and proud.”
Kam relocated from Jarosław, Poland, for a three-month trip to the UK while he was on his summer break from law school at university.
When he arrived he didn’t want to go home.
He worked as a manager on a strawberry farm in Herefordshire and never returned.
Over the years he has made a name for himself among breweries and even helped organize it Cheshire Craft Beer FestPart of the Cheshire Fest which has featured Take That star Howard Donald and Ibiza DJ Judge Jules.
The beer enthusiast funds his travels by working as a waiter – and spends sparingly – but hopes one day to give up his hospitality career and be the “hairy biker of beers”.