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I've often had to become insistent that it was legal to purchase a/f beer before 11am at Big C but always triumphed in the past, today they were adamant... no beer of any kind prior to 11am.

The offending grog was Heineken 0-0.

7/11 actually keep it with the soft drinks but Lotus like to consider it alcoholic.

Tops had it stacked up near the checkouts during the Covid alcohol ban last year.

 

Any similar experiences out there?

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To add to the fact that the price is generally the same as the fully loaded beers.  Better to just stick to water with some crystal light in it.......

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I hear there's a ZERO calorie beer out there, anyone know the brand and or tried it, any good, could certainly enjoy losing some calories while drinking.

 

Just recalled there used to be one in Oz a few years back called Blonde.

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2 hours ago, poskat said:

0% beer, all the crappy taste with none of the payoff

And on the 2 occasions in 50+ years of drinking experience....the pay off was worse headaches.

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2 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

I hear there's a ZERO calorie beer out there, anyone know the brand and or tried it, any good, could certainly enjoy losing some calories while drinking.

 

Just recalled there used to be one in Oz a few years back called Blonde.

Blonde got 98 calories

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2 hours ago, DaLa said:

Easy to remedy, just don't get out of bed until 10:55.

I thought it did indeed have an infinitesimal amount of alcohol yet it is sold legally in strict Muslim counties.

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

To add to the fact that the price is generally the same as the fully loaded beers. 

you are joking aren't you, the price for a small bottle of 0% Heineken is the same here as a large bottle of Chang

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5 minutes ago, foreverlomsak said:

you are joking aren't you, the price for a small bottle of 0% Heineken is the same here as a large bottle of Chang

33 baht or so? Taste alot better than chang at least 😉

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4 hours ago, Colin Beech said:

Sorry off the topic, but in the early 80's whilst working in Saudi Arabia we could buy none alcoholic beer and by simply adding yeast and sugar and then leaving it to ferment for 3-4 weeks it was potent and a decent drink.

With ginger instead of the non-alcoholic beer  you'd have had alcoholic ginger beer. (Which presumably would also have been a bit harder to identify as alcoholic, if the religious police had come calling.)

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I've had the same experience, but not with Heineken.

 

The trouble is, that's it's still considered beer.

So the staff just see the word beer and then "cannot sell".

They don't really care if it's alcohol free or not which is understandable I guess.

 

Rather than slamming the head against a brick wall, best to just stick with the allowable times.

 

 

 

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You are right, they are mad! I tried buying a box of Heineken 0% one day at tesco, cashier outright refused to scan it. So I wheeled my cart over to the plastic furnature section, pulled out a chair and side table, then opened the box and started enjoying one right there in the middle of the isle.

 

Soon after the manager showed up, and asked me to leave. I refused and said call the police if you like, I have the money to pay and the right to drink them because they are alcohol free. After explaining my case in great detail while sitting there consuming my beverage, he eventually agreed, escorted me and ordered the cashier to ring it up to get rid of the pesky foreigner that was exibiting far too much common sense. 

 

Sometimes you just have to be a hard ass to get your point accross, in hind sight if he had called the police it probably would have been more trouble than it was worth, but practicality and common sense prevailed that day!

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Having had some experience with how supermarkets work in other countries I suspect that the problem starts at the receiving dock.

The storemen enter it into the computer as beer and this information flows through the system to the checkouts which read it as alcohol and refuse to scan it before 11am or between 2pm and 5pm.

I also suspect that when this happens it's impossible for the staff to scan the price without changing the computer entry which would be well above their pay grade.

 

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16 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

I hear there's a ZERO calorie beer out there, anyone know the brand and or tried it, any good, could certainly enjoy losing some calories while drinking.

 

Just recalled there used to be one in Oz a few years back called Blonde.

Many years ago in the Philippines I got conned by a popular beer called San Miguel light, believing it was low alcohol.

It was actually 5%, the light referred to the calories.

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5 minutes ago, sceadugenga said:

Many years ago in the Philippines I got conned by a popular beer called San Miguel light, believing it was low alcohol.

It was actually 5%, the light referred to the calories.

 Good stuff!

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14 hours ago, Meat Pie 47 said:

Blonde got 98 calories

 

Years ago they told me it was zero carbs, maybe I heard wrong, but just checked and your right, there is one though, Burleigh Co has no carbs apparently.

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1 hour ago, jossthaifarang said:

... So I wheeled my cart over to the plastic furnature section, pulled out a chair and side table, then opened the box and started enjoying one right there in the middle of the isle.

 

... Sometimes you just have to be a hard ass to get your point accross ...

 

Points awarded for creative fiction. If ... any truth in it ... OP is lucky he was not probed with a night-stick  for ego-polyps by one of the on-call proctologists we affectionately refer to as BIB.

 

~o:37;

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17 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

I hear there's a ZERO calorie beer out there, anyone know the brand and or tried it, any good, could certainly enjoy losing some calories while drinking.

 

Just recalled there used to be one in Oz a few years back called Blonde.

San Mig 0 is zero sugar im told

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16 minutes ago, lesmac said:

San Mig 0 is zero sugar im told

How many calories are in San Miguel 00?
    Find non-alcoholic beers low in calories, carbs and sugar
 
Beer name Calories Carbs (g per 100ml)
San Miguel “0.0” (0%) pilsner lager 24 5.6
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1 hour ago, orang37 said:

 

Points awarded for creative fiction. If ... any truth in it ... OP is lucky he was not probed with a night-stick  for ego-polyps by one of the on-call proctologists we affectionately refer to as BIB.

 

~o:37;

Non fiction, all the way mate. I am quite proud of my accomplishment. 

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3 hours ago, jossthaifarang said:

You are right, they are mad! I tried buying a box of Heineken 0% one day at tesco, cashier outright refused to scan it. So I wheeled my cart over to the plastic furnature section, pulled out a chair and side table, then opened the box and started enjoying one right there in the middle of the isle.

 

Soon after the manager showed up, and asked me to leave. I refused and said call the police if you like, I have the money to pay and the right to drink them because they are alcohol free. After explaining my case in great detail while sitting there consuming my beverage, he eventually agreed, escorted me and ordered the cashier to ring it up to get rid of the pesky foreigner that was exibiting far too much common sense. 

 

Sometimes you just have to be a hard ass to get your point accross, in hind sight if he had called the police it probably would have been more trouble than it was worth, but practicality and common sense prevailed that day!

Been back to that shop since then?????🥵

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Heineken 0.0 is NOT beer. You will not see BEER on label.

 

I credit this alternative for helping me to be ALCOHOL free nearly 15 months!

 

Serve well chilled.😃😃

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38 minutes ago, KCPhuket said:

Heineken 0.0 is NOT beer. You will not see BEER on label.

 

I credit this alternative for helping me to be ALCOHOL free nearly 15 months!

 

Serve well chilled.😃😃

image.jpeg.000d339f8fd1d806afe1e486b4333bcc.jpegIt still has Beer written on the label, thats what makes it so difficult for people to understand.

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