[quote=“TaiwanSaffies”]I was intrigued by the responses to the “Taiwan Beer” POLL. forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?t=43465
Being an avid tippler myself, I lost no time to look up one of those “Beers of the World” Posters at TESCO today. I hurriedly scanned it for MY fav. tipple… only to find Stella Artois and Becks. No South African stuff I’m afraid. Now… this may have been done before, but:
Forumosans… help me to compile the “Forumosans’ Definitive List of World Beers”!
I’ll start it off, you QUOTE the previous poster’s LIST, then add your own. And so the list grows! Please add the COUNTRY where it originates. Links to URL’s will be appreciated. I’ll update the list periodically.
Ready… Steady… Go! :yay:
!. Stella Artois Belgium
[u]2. Becks Germany
3. Castle Lager South Africa
For your information … Becks beer is owned by Inbev, the Stella brewer and is marketed in Taiwan by Cottingham which in turn is owned by Inbev.
Inbev did come to life after a merger of Ambev (Brazil) and Interbrew (Belgium) They have loads of breweries bought worldwide and to be honest I lost track of all the beers they have in portfolio and if I don’t have to I won’t drink any of them out of principal … the reason being that they just closed down the “Hoegaarden” white brewery in the town of Hoegaarden and moved production to another brewery to streamline their production but they are still bottling it at the old plant, but meanwhile they laid of about 70 workers … not nice, and not original brewed in the town of its name gives it less character … it would be like Parmesan cheese made in Taipei.
My point being that very soon all the beer is coming from a few breweries and we won’t have a favourite beer anymore, due to lack of quality, for instance Heineken … but at least some people brew beer because they like it and don’t do it for money only … so, in Belgium we’re still lucky.
therefor I would like you to join my discovery and favourite of the month
Augustijn Grand cru
vansteenberge.com/Bodypages/ … ndCru.html
BTW, I have a 3 liters monster of a bottle at my place