Asian Beer Rocks!

•January 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

 02101500012008040373_13Obviously you know that beer is composed mostly of water.  Duh!!!    Different regions were originally better suited to making certain types of beer, thus giving them a regional character (hard water in Dublin – Stout, soft water in PilzenPale lager).  In other words, each beer has a unique taste.  As of today, there are hundreds of thousands of beers, and people drink beer all over the world.  However, here in Canada, most people just drink European beer or North American beer (Actually, they have an abundant supply of domestic beer).  Some Canadians haven’t tried Asian beer, or have only tried two or three kinds of beers.  Surprisingly, some guys think Asian beer sucks because it emphasizes low cost and low quality.  However, in my opinion, like other popular beers, Asian beer’s taste varies and these are one-of-a-kind. Why don’t you down Asian beer?  Here are the top five Asian beers you should try.

It’s time to hit the Asian bottle.  Let’s party!



tsingtao2“Shit! It tastes just like water.”  You may remark this.  I did, too.  However, just a few seconds later you’ll recognize the subtle taste.  This 4.5% lager has a pleasant aroma and a gratifying taste.  What?  You can’t trust this beer because pollution is a gigantic problem in China?  You don’t have to.  It is produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water.


Tiger – Singapore

tiger“It’s bitter but quite refreshing.”  First, it tastes a bit strong, but after a few large gulps, this strong taste will be replaced with a flavorful and rich one.  Tiger Beer, brewed by Asia Pacific Breweries, is a one-of-a-kind like its name, Tiger.


Asahi (Super Dry) – Japan

beer_asahi3“Just as I expected, Asahi is awesome!”  With a reputation – Japan’s most popular beer and also number four in worldwide beer sales – it didn’t disappoint me.  With its faint apple malt nose and light flavor, Asahi (translate literally into “Rising Sun”) shows why it is called the No.1 Asian beer.  It’s perfect with Japan’s popular Sushi, Shabu-shabu, and steak.


San Miguel (Pale Pilson) – The Philippines

san20miguel20beer202024x320ml1When I went to the Philippines, my Filipino drinking buddy said, “I’m proud of that beer in the Philippines is so popular in other countries and it tastes awesome!”  Yes, it’s true.  San Miguel, one of the largest in South East Asia, often ranked in the top 10 best beers in the world.  Especially in hot weather, I bet there is no other choice except San Miguel.  This strangely-shaped bottle will cool you down.


Cass– Korea

ecb9b4ec8aa4I found some idiotic comments about Korean beer. (Here)

   – Korean beer is the worst in Asia. It sucks.

   – Korean beer is one small step up from cold urine.

OMG!!!  You may ask “Should I trust it?”  Of course, the answer is “No!!”  After drinking Cass – one of my favorites – you’ll be enlightened by this sparkling booze.

-Posted by Doo