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Do any of you long term expats remember Kloster Beer? It was available at most restaurants and bars in Bangkok. in the 1980's I can't find it anywhere . Thanks.

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I thought that it disappeared years back. Marketed as a premium beer, it didn't taste like one.

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Kloster and this one, are no longer available in Thailand AFAIK.beer_38This one was available in some beer bars in the noughties, not available now.

Tastes change and Thai breweries have a stranglehold with local imports being very much more expensive, think Beer Lao.

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Brewed next door and better , IMHO, than the local suds. however I have taken a liking to the smoothness of this little lager from Cosmos Brewery, Nonthaburi. Smoother than Leo or Singha. 

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Even in the early-ish 90s I remember Kloster being one of the beers, alongside Singha, pre-Chang and Leo, I am sure.

 

I never really drank it tbh but sometimes I do wonder what happened to it

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On 6/15/2019 at 3:33 PM, ratcatcher said:

Kloster and this one, are no longer available in Thailand AFAIK.beer_38This one was available in some beer bars in the noughties, not available now.

Tastes change and Thai breweries have a stranglehold with local imports being very much more expensive, think Beer Lao.

beer_7068

Brewed next door and better , IMHO, than the local suds. however I have taken a liking to the smoothness of this little lager from Cosmos Brewery, Nonthaburi. Smoother than Leo or Singha. 

image.jpeg.612051308c67b131429efa72fcc4ebbd.jpeg

Isn't Federbrau one of the Chang lagers?

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In the late 80's and early 90's you had a choice of Klosters, Singha or Amarit in most parts of Thailand.  Carlsberg came in later in the 90's and broke things up, but they themselves had a fight with their local agent, Chang, who took over the brewery.

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4 minutes ago, ballpoint said:

In the late 80's and early 90's you had a choice of Klosters, Singha or Amarit in most parts of Thailand.  Carlsberg came in later in the 90's and broke things up, but they themselves had a fight with their local agent, Chang, who took over the brewery.

Klosters, Singha or Amarit  or Amstel    image.jpeg.87e667d1be0d34555ed8256c0c44963a.jpeg

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2 minutes ago, chickenslegs said:

I can't disagree with you there. I was just thrown by the mention of Cosmos Brewery - didn't realise it's part of the Chang group.

Unfortuately, neither did I. I have taken a liking to the odd bottle of Federbrau.  Too bad the beer cartels, Boon Rawd & Thai Bev have basically got the local market locked up.:burp:

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Kloster was the higher priced beer, your other choice being Singha, back in the 80's. Singha and Kloster beer, mekong and soda, were the popular beverages. Sangsom was here just not as popular back then . Kloster was phased out in the 90's  ... why ? maybe some posters can enlighten?!

BTW - AT Siam Square in Bangkok where the "Siam Discovery" building now is, used to be an open area and in the dry season  say November on it was the Kloster beer garden, mid 80's. Nice place & good times.

Strange factoid - you get these old timer threads here on TV, there is one on Old Time Chiang Mai floating around. Kloster beer is notable by its absence, Mekong is mentioned but not all that much ... I wonder when I read these posts, did some of these ot's get there decades mixed up. uh em.  :biggrin:

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Remember Kloster well.

It was brewed by Thai Amarit Brewery until 2002. I then thought it disappeared but it was then brewed by Inbev. According to Wikipedia and a craft beer website it is still brewed and available in Thailand.

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Kloster was the preferred beer 🍻 to Singha by far back in the day... 

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There was Kloster or Singha, Amstwel even hard to get.

Still today Singha is my nbr 1

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I heard the trademark owners of Kloster kicked up a fuss when Germany reunited. 

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