The Beer Thread

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Post by Big Boy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:31 am

I actually paid 13p for a pint of Mild in the Keyham Vaults, Plymouth. I felt quite guilty drinking it :oops:

These days, all I can drink is Guinness - 230 Baht/pint :shock:
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Post by hhinner » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:33 am

Pricelist for decimalisation: Feb 1971. Jan pricelist would have been in s & d.

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Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:07 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:26 am
Just looked it up. Feb 1971 was when Decimal currency was introduced.
I can remember when it was 2/6 as in 2 shillings and 6 pence a pint, but this was in the South East where prices would have been more than in the provinces!!

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Post by STEVE G » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:32 pm

Beer is cheap again in the UK, I was back in Nottingham a couple of weeks ago and paid just over £2 for a pint of real ale in one of those chain pubs. I remember paying that much for a pint on the south coast in about 1985!

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Post by Bamboo Grove » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:21 pm

Steve G wrote:
Beer is cheap again in the UK, I was back in Nottingham a couple of weeks ago and paid just over £2 for a pint of real ale in one of those chain pubs.
I noticed that in 2016 in Hull and it's tasty as well. A week ago we had some visitors from Leeds in our school and they were not too happy about the price of beer here in Finland. It can easily be 7-9 € for a half litre of ale in pubs.
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Post by buksida » Mon May 14, 2018 1:42 pm

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Last time I was in Bangkok a few weeks ago I found this stuff which is apparently made by Singha. Snowy Weizen, its a great drop, slightly hoppy and far better than the chemical lagers you get here - cheap too at 55 baht a tin.

Sadly it doesn't seem to be available in Hua Hin yet, none of the regular places (makro, villa, bluport, tescos, sevens or family marts) had it.
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Post by Big Boy » Mon May 14, 2018 1:52 pm

It is in Hua Hin, my son has been drinking it for weeks now. Personally, it reminds me of the home brew I poisoned quite a few mates with back in the UK :twisted:

Of course, I've only had a very small taster.
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Post by buksida » Mon May 14, 2018 2:01 pm

Please share where he buys it then, I looked everywhere over the weekend.
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Post by NOKYAI » Mon May 14, 2018 2:02 pm

Can you ask him where he is getting it?
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Post by Big Boy » Mon May 14, 2018 2:30 pm

He says the new(ish) 7-11 on Soi 94 just past the old Saxaphone Bar and before the old Khun Oy restaurant. He confirms not many places sell it.

[Edit] He's just sent another message:
Last time I was there they didn't have any
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Post by 404cameljockey » Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am

Re the 'snowfall' of Snowy Weizen, I understand that it's said to be just a prejudice, but I don't drink very cloudy beer because heavy sediment (mostly yeast) gives you the sh#ts. The art of pouring a bottle conditioned beer (Worthington White Shield) so it is crystal clear in the glass is an art to be perfected.

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Post by huahin4ever » Tue May 15, 2018 10:11 am

I got one at Nalee bar in Circle 94.
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Post by STEVE G » Tue May 15, 2018 12:33 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am
Re the 'snowfall' of Snowy Weizen, I understand that it's said to be just a prejudice, but I don't drink very cloudy beer because heavy sediment (mostly yeast) gives you the sh#ts. The art of pouring a bottle conditioned beer (Worthington White Shield) so it is crystal clear in the glass is an art to be perfected.

Guess I'll never get to be a hipster.
I once spent six months living in Erding, the town near Munich where Erdinger Weizen beer is from and I drank gallons of the stuff without any adverse effects, so I'll be interested in trying this beer when I'm back. It's supposed to be cloudy, in Germany they filter it into Kristal Weizen if they want it to be clear.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Thistle » Tue May 15, 2018 1:17 pm

7,Eleven,beginning of Soi112,,,,,,,,two rows in the beer fridge,full:55 Baht a can 490ml.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Chazz14 » Tue May 15, 2018 11:44 pm

Snowy made a brief appearance in our local 7-11 - and then was gone. My shop seems to be trialing/rotating various farang beers this year. Since Snowy I was saddened to see that (American) Budweiser and English Strongbow cider (both in 330ml bottles) have made an appearance!

Is this trialing/rotating happening at all 7-11s or just mine (at Cha Am Soi 54)?

I'm currently drinking Archa which is also sold at 7-11 and also at Big C and the Wednesday Night Market - both in CA. It seems a little more palatable than the usual other Thai suspects, but no doubt contains its fair share of chemicals...
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