One thing that makes Uyo outstanding is its locally brewed beer. Champion beer is brewed and bottled by Champion Breweries in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. They are the makers of Champ Malta, a non-alcoholic malt drink with low-sugar. It is a full flavoured beer with a deep golden color, available in green 60cl bottles.
My tour guide – Imo, filled my ears with talks about this Champion drink, we christained him the Champion ambassador. I decided to give it a try. And so we hit the road. Unfortunately for us, it began to rain almost immediately. Between the rain and the little traffic it caused, we were determined to make it to SilverBird galleria, Uyo.
Champion Beer at Silver Lounge, Uyo
After about 10 minutes of waiting, we finally summoned the courage to step out of the cab and into the rain. This Champion beer better be worth it, a thought that kept playing in my head.
Silverbird galleria is pretty much the same in every part of the country. The one in Uyo wasn’t any different. We weren’t there to see a movie or take pictures. The goal was champion beer so we headed straight to Silver lounge and placed our orders.
My beer arrived and I wasn’t impressed. All that stress for the Heineken wannabe.
I reluctantly had my first gulp of the beer, then another and another. It was different, smooth and really nice. I finished my bottle first and had some from everyone else’s. They laughed long and hard at me.
This is one drink you want to try if you find yourself in Uyo. Remember to drink responsibly.