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We've had a couple of well-read wine threads in this forum, which have occasionally mentioned beers, but there's no specific beer thread, so I've decided to rectify this. Bargains, new beers, anything beer related.

 

i'll start with two pictures. In the first, all these beers except the Busaba Wheat beer were purchased in Central Food Hall (TOPs) in the old Central yesterday for 79 baht each. I've not tasted them yet. They weren't on offer in TOPs in new Central. The St Bernabus is getting close to its sell-by date but I reckon with its ABV it'll be fine. The Busaba  (by Full Moon) is on sale in Promphan for 59 baht.

 

The second picture is a new beer I spotted in 7-Eleven yesterday. I don't mind the Black Dragon Red Ale but this one is pretty awful: too fizzy, chemical taste, total lack of character.

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4 hours ago, madmitch said:

We've had a couple of well-read wine threads in this forum, which have occasionally mentioned beers, but there's no specific beer thread, so I've decided to rectify this. Bargains, new beers, anything beer related.

 

i'll start with two pictures. In the first, all these beers except the Busaba Wheat beer were purchased in Central Food Hall (TOPs) in the old Central yesterday for 79 baht each. I've not tasted them yet. They weren't on offer in TOPs in new Central. The St Bernabus is getting close to its sell-by date but I reckon with its ABV it'll be fine. The Busaba  (by Full Moon) is on sale in Promphan for 59 baht.

 

The second picture is a new beer I spotted in 7-Eleven yesterday. I don't mind the Black Dragon Red Ale but this one is pretty awful: too fizzy, chemical taste, total lack of character.

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Was the St.Bernardus Abt 12 (dark beer) also priced at 79 baht? One of the best doppelbock beers. Would buy all.

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No, only the tripel. The others St Bernadus were priced at 179 baht. I bought one or two of all those on offer though gave an American beer a miss as I thought it seemed well past its sell-by date. Realised on the way home that the date would probably be written American style so it goes out of date in December, not last April!

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22 minutes ago, madmitch said:

No, only the tripel. The others St Bernadus were priced at 179 baht. I bought one or two of all those on offer though gave an American beer a miss as I thought it seemed well past its sell-by date. Realised on the way home that the date would probably be written American style so it goes out of date in December, not last April!

Thanks. Ok so the regular price for the abt 12. Never mind will go and get some tripel.

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8 minutes ago, schlog said:

Thanks. Ok so the regular price for the abt 12. Never mind will go and get some tripel.

I haven't tried it yet but the Kagua Rouge sounds interesting. It's a Japanese Belgian style 9% ale with hints of sansho pepper. Must be worth a try if you lke Belgian beers at 79 baht for a 33cl bottle.

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I’m exclusively an ale drinker at home in the UK (when the pubs are open!) and a couple of years ago I tried the micro-brewery in JungCeylon – most disgusting pint that I’ve ever forced down.

 

The facts that the burger was also disappointing and that they add VAT and service charge to your final bill ensures that they never got a second chance.

 

I’m not keen on bottled Thai beers but they’re reasonably priced, available in all of the bars and eateries, and you do get used to them – I find San Miguel Light perfectly drinkable.

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14 hours ago, madmitch said:

I haven't tried it yet but the Kagua Rouge sounds interesting. It's a Japanese Belgian style 9% ale with hints of sansho pepper. Must be worth a try if you lke Belgian beers at 79 baht for a 33cl bottle.

Had luck and got 3 Kagua and 3 St. Bernardus Tripel. Thanks madmitch.

 

My favorite top 3 beers here on hkt:

1. Korbinian @makro 175 baht

2. St.Bernardus Abt 12 @Tops 179baht

3. 86 Black @Tops 124 baht

 

Compared with europa it's a expensive beer desert here but a bigger selection then in the old days when you only could choose between Carlsberg which was good and Singha.

 

Let's keep an eye on Tops. That was now their second round beers @ 79 baht.

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It was about this time last year that the local Makro started to knock out some beers cheaply. I missed out on the half price Fullers beers but did pick up some Belgian, Japanese and Italian beers, also Brothers Cider. I think we can allow cider in this thread as well!

 

I'll be keeping my eyes open.

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@London Lowf

 

It's not open at the moment, but when/if it reopens, consider trying Full Moon Brewery again.

 

Last time I went they had at least ten beers on tap, including some excellent brews from Brewdog. I especially liked Elvis Juice which has grapefruit infused in it. It sounds like a horrible idea, but I find it moreish! There was Punk IPA as well, an old favourite.

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@Tapster - agreed that Elvis Juice is amazing stuff and I really got into it a couple of years ago (along with Flying Dog "Snake Dog" from the USA) during my summer break from cask ales.

 

The craft beer market has really exploded in the last few years and I believe that Brewdog are at the pinnacle in the UK with there adventurous brews, packaging and advertising - can you get a more inspired name than "Nanny State" for an alcohol-free beer? Punk IPA is far and away their most popular and the draft is now quite common in UK pubs.

 

If it is available at the Full Moon I will definitely give the place another go and ignore their home-brews this time - however, I do not drink beer at home so I hope that there's a bit (a lot!) more atmosphere in there than last time.

 

 

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I'm a Beer Lao fan. Local 7-11 was stocking it for a while but seems to have stopped, A shame as they were doing well. i now have a distributor with a delivery Service in Phuket who does lager, Dark, White, IPA and Gold. Prices go from abut B49 a bottle for the Lager to B80 a bottle for the Gold (its a lovely drop for a treat though) I am well aware that Makro does Lager and Dark but these guys sell for less than them.

 

Handy if you have a wife/GF to order it though as their English is not hot. They do free delivery. Can't remember if the price below is with or without the 7% tax on top and can't be bothered to look through the bin for the receipt.

 

Anyone who wants a contact email or phone number send me a message. I don't think the picture breaks site rules on advertising as there are no actual contact details. I'm sure some White Knight will grass me up if the rules have been broken though.😇

 

 

Edit: I'll double check the prices below tomorrow as I'm sure I paid less than the numbers on here.

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