Beer Alert & Directory IV


#948

I’m too much of a spazz to make it myself…


#949

7-11 has a fantastic selection this summer. Carrefour’s pulled out all the stops. We’re being spoilt.


#950

I’m not a fan of IPAs, and related to this, to a bitter taste. I went to 7-11 yesterday. I couldn’t tell if what was on offer was that extreme bitter stuff. In the end, I went next door to the Family Mart and got the Big Wave by Kona Brewing Co. stuff again. Does anybody have recommendations for the 7-11 beers?


#951

I like the Moretti, but it has a slightly bitter aftertaste. Maybe the Cruzcampo might suit you taste?


#952

Maybe I’ll give it a try. My limited experience with Spanish (and also Italian) beers is that they’re good but not anything special. But the 7-11 beers won’t last forever so maybe I need to start experimenting a bit.


#953

Try all of them and tell me which ones you liked :smiley:

this reminds me I need to go to Carrefour and provision myself with enough material for the whole summer.


#954

As I noted above, the Tokyo Dry Steinlager brewed in NZ is very good.
I bought it at 7-11 along with the Cruzcampo, which tasted awful, sorry.


#955

Wow. I know it’s been said already, but get thee to Carrefour. I may never have seen such a big selection of different beer in this country. And that’s even at the Danshui branch.


#956

I’m going to family mart! I also saw an ad for citisuper for kona brewing too.


#957

As KHHville pointed out, the Tokyo Dry Steinlager is very good. Buy 3 and you get 23% off (if memory serves). NT$89 per 500ml can otherwise. Very good lager, I thought.

Had a can of the Lancaster Bomber last night. Bog standard British brown ale, but I thought it was very good.

Love seeing the Stone IPA there as well, even at NT$125 per 435ml can. I don’t drink much beer these days, but every now and then I do love me a hop monster American pale ale. Nice to know that if I want, I can just amble over to 7-11 and put some Americana straight down the gullet.


#958

For those out there who count calories when drinking, Family Mart LINE has 2 Heineken Light for NTD 59 for next three days.


#959

Hey, thanks for the heads up. I might be interested, but after reading the time needed for brewing a batch with scoby, I would prefer to buy some kombucha tea and try to make my own culture with the scuby that would come in it.

I even considered to try to make scuby, I knew it was a symbiosis of a yeast and a yogurt bacteria… but it turns out that they are very specific strains, or it seems so. So fuck it.

Maybe your friend ot you can give me more details, and I can give it a shot, dunno. I like to play in the kitchen haha.


#960

Beautiful blue afternoon skies here, dry and 31C.
I think I’ll just have another…


#961

A mediocre Belgian beer, reminds me of Taiwan Classic, kind of has that musty stale industrial flavor to it.


#962

No need to apologise. The main problem is almost all the non-bitter beers are owned by the same company. They’re basically all Heineken hybrids to some degree.

Having said that, I had several pints of Heineken in Amsterdam once and they were outstanding. My tastebuds may have been in a heightened sense of awareness, to be fair.


#963

Seeing even something okayish like Stone IPA at my local 7/11 made me giddy. Finally some (relative) quality in Taiwan! Plus Family Mart has some interesting Aussie brews.


#964

Stone IPA is really good.


#965

It’s good. But I’ve had much better IPAs in the states. Not trying to sound like a snob, just imho.

Anyway, it’s like an oasis of quality in the beer desert known as Taiwan.


#966

Indeed. However, just think about the beer selection we had in Taiwan 10 years ago. We’re very lucky boys and girls right now.


#967

I’m actually having a Stone now to celebrate the end of the semester. :blush: Have you finished your classes, BD?

I also bought this interesting brew yesterday that I’ve yet to try.