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Oatmeal Stout at Brewerkz

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Located along the Singapore River, at Riverside Point, Brewerkz is a restaurant and microbrewery that has been serving the Lion City since 1997. Serving American-style cuisine, they also offer a variety of local brews.

Their primary dark option is the Oatmeal Stout. A deep, rich beer that provides all the accents one expects from a dark beer. The Brewerks website states “Oats give this rich and very dark beer a silky mouth-feel with rich notes of chocolate and coffee.”

The Oatmeal Stout has a 6.0% ABV.

The Oatmeal Stout has a 6.0% ABV.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

November 27, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Posted in Bar, Beer, Food, Singapore, Travel

Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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The Bavarian brewer claims on their website: “We played a crucial role in establishing the present superior worldwide reputation for German beer.” Their production is committed to the 1516 “Purity Law” that beer was allowed to be brewed from malt, hops, and water.

Besides the company story, the website also provides recipes for traditional German treats along with instructions on proper pairings with their beer selection, including “Spaten Lager pairs best with German cheese, salad, pork, fish and shell fish.”

Bavarian Bier Café - Eagle Street Pier, in Brisbane, offers a lengthy brew selection with views of the Brisbane River.

Bavarian Bier Café – Eagle Street Pier, in Brisbane, offers a lengthy brew selection with views of the Brisbane River.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 8, 2013 at 8:07 AM

VB

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In 1854, Thomas Aitken founded Victoria Bitter because, according to their website, he was “dismayed by the quality of beers on offer in Australia.” Before 2012, VB held the highest market share of beer sold in Australia; they were overtaken in 2012 by Queensland brewer XXXX Gold.

VB is also known for its unique bottle. According to VB, “it’s a practical shape with no frills, just like its drinkers” and, along with that, the shorter neck allows the beer to maintain its freshness because there is less space for air.

In 2009, alcohol content was dropped from 4.9% to 4.6%, in 2012, the brewery increased it back to its original strength.

In 2009, alcohol content was dropped from 4.9% to 4.6%, in 2012, the brewery increased it back to its original strength.

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Posted in Australia, Beer, Food, Travel

青岛啤酒股份有限公司

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The Tsingtao Brewing Company is China’s 2nd largest brewery and best-selling Chinese beer. Originally produced in Qingdao, it was founded by German settlers in 1903.

During the Japanese occupation in World War II, the company changed hands to a Japanese company. After the war, ownership was transferred back to the Chinese. Today, Anheuser-Busch also owns a piece of the company.

The Smugglers Inn located along the Stanley Waterfront on the south side of Hong Kong Island offers this glass tankard of Tsingtao.

The Smugglers Inn located along the Stanley Waterfront on the south side of Hong Kong Island offers this glass tankard of Tsingtao.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 7, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Posted in Beer, Food, Hong Kong, Travel

Cerveza Negra

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Most that are familiar with San Miguel Philippines know of their Pale Pilsen and Light varieties.

The company carries a wide range of beers, including a dark variety called Cerveza Negra.

As their website describes to: "Cerveza Negra has roasted malty notes which extends to its taste. It is full-flavored and full bodied. Bitterness is moderate but still smooth."

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 26, 2012 at 7:37 PM

The San Miguel Corporation

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In 1889, Filipino businessman Enrique de Ycaza was given a royal grant from Spain to brew beer in the Philippines.

Throughout the early 20th Century (and during the World War II era), the San Miguel Corporation, thanks to efforts by Andrés Soriano y Roxas, grew and diversified.

Upon Soriano’s death, the San Miguel Corporation was in the dairy, newspaper, radio station, and soft drink industries. They also held distributorships in the United States, Kenya, and Spain. The American distributorship brewed Lone Star Beer and Colt 45.

This eccentric beer tap can be found at the Sunset Lounge bar on the rooftop of the H10 Montcada in Barcelona, Spain.

Written by Paulo Loreto

November 28, 2011 at 8:21 AM