The Beer Thread

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Big Boy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:22 pm

I'm just back from Hua Hin Tesco, and there are still plenty of boxes on display (didn't look at the price).
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Vital Spark » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:57 pm

Must be just an ordering problem at our local Tescos then. It's really badly run - lots of empty shelves and racks, and a carpark full of trollies scattered everywhere.

Re. the new price. Our local wholesale lady cut half the box away to remove the date of manufacture, and scratched the date from the labels of every bottle. She then charged new price for obviously old-priced stock. Did she really think that we wouldn't notice? :? If she'd left the boxes and bottles unharmed, I wouldn't have known...

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by 404cameljockey » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:17 am

My understanding was that local beers would not increase in price due to alcohol content not being high enough to need producers to pay more tax?

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by 404cameljockey » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:35 am

As no-one has argued with me I presume that I'm right for once! Or am I just off topic? :naughty:

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by johnjar » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:58 am

404cameljockey wrote:
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My understanding was that local beers would not increase in price due to alcohol content not being high enough to need producers to pay more tax?
404cameljockey My all time favorite local brew is Beer Singha and always have a four pack handy in chiller at home , when I go out to bars I enjoy the odd Tiger which I think is imported though not sure though , however both are 5% alcohol by volume....Which is more or less standard.. :cheers:

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by hhinner » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:38 pm

^^ Tiger is brewed here in Thailand by Asia Pacific Breweries (Heineken Pacific Breweries now I think). It's on the label.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by fach3003 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:47 am

STEVE G wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:50 pm
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I've had U Beer a few times...i think it's ok...
The trendy logo and being the same ish price as Leo/Chang i recon will make it a hit
with the young thais....if it was priced like Archers they'd probably not buy it...
MInd i drink anything...hahaha...miss the old chang classic though...
and all the other Changs / export / daught etc : )))
U beer is from the same brewery that makes Singha and Leo and like you say, is basically a marketing tool aimed at the younger generation. Some reviews liken it to the old Singha Light which I found a bit light on taste but I'll try a case when I'm back in a couple of weeks.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by J.J.B. » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:00 am

Moving the thread on, I’m planning a brew on Thursday and will be making an Imperial IPA, so it will be running at around 10% ABV and designed for half pint servings, rather than a session IPA. Unless you like really short sessions that end with you throwing-up on your favourite shirt by 9pm.

However, since Christmas is coming-up (as celebrated in my tiny dot on the planet) I was thinking of adding some kind if mulled spice element. I’m not sure whether to add this to the boil, as a ‘dry hop’ addition or both. Or neither.

So, I’m interested in the view among the beernoscente here who have experienced such festive tipples. Is it something to be reserved for cheap red wine and cider or are there decent Christmas Ales folk have enjoyed and can even recommend?
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by 404cameljockey » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:24 am

JJB, that indeed sounds a wifebeater of a beer.

I'm not a fan of spiced Christmas drinks. At that stratospheric strength I'd probably drink it half and half with bitter or a pale ale to make a very cheering pint. :)

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by johnjar » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:15 am

JJB It sounds good just like Barley Wine Beer they sold in uk years ago, with a very strong taste, in small bottles and was considered a tonic, and a very appropriate brew for Christmas time :)

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Post by Pagey » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:12 pm

Whilst on the subject of home brew I have a near full pack of 250 'Beer Essentials' brand gold crown seals for standard 26mm beer bottles to give away if anyone can make use of them. Pick up Soi 94 area.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by hhfarang » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:09 pm

Pumpkin beer is popular around here (U.S.) among the craft brewers this time of year.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by J.J.B. » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:42 pm

johnjar wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:15 am
JJB It sounds good just like Barley Wine Beer they sold in uk years ago, with a very strong taste, in small bottles and was considered a tonic, and a very appropriate brew for Christmas time :)
Yes, not dissimilar to a Barley Wine from a strength perspective but this is heavily hopped for flavour, bitterness and longevity. IPA (India Pale Ale) relied on the natural antimicrobial properties of Hops to stabilise the product for long voyages across the sea to the Colonies. The main difference between the two styles is that Barley Wine has a very long maturation period, easily up to two years, before it is considered drinkable whereas an IPA is ready within a month following bottling/barrelling.

I think I’m going to go with the straight brew and leave the mulling spices to the cheap red wine.
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