Singapore’s premier beer festival, Beerfest Asia 2012, was a stunning showcase of over 350 labels of beers from all over the world, held at Marina Promenade.
The boisterous event included a line-up of musical bands –paying tributes to iconic bands and artistes, and rocking the stage.
Catch happy people revelling in the joys of beer drinking!
To be frank, I’ve never been an ardent fan of beer. I find the lack of sweetness, or, to be more exact, the bitterness, rather appalling.
My dismissive attitude towards beer dwindled when I first tasted the Lychee Beer at Stacked Dim Sum Bar, located at Robertson Quay.
If there isn’t a tinge of sweetness in beer, I probably wouldn’t appreciate it.
Why was I at Beerfest Asia when I don’t even like beer? Well, there can only be one reason. Fruity beers!
We headed straight to the most eye-catching and vibrant booth – Gold Medal Taiwan Beer – where the fruity beer heaven is.
Its vibrancy lies not only in the colours of its booth, but also in the enthusiasm and energy of the crew –fun and engaging!
If you’ve missed Beerfest Asia, not to worry –the beers will be available island wide, retailing at Carrefour, Shop n Save Supermarket, Sheng Shiong Supermarket, Prime Supermarket, I-Tec Supermarket, Good Luck Supermarket and other selected mini-markets.
Popular Chinese celebrities Jolin Tsai and A-mei are endorsers for Gold Medal Taiwan Beer. The increase in its popularity among the younger generation is apparent.
Pineapple, Mango, Original
These flavours are available not only in cans but also in bottles: 330ml and 600ml.
A can of cold fruity beer, chilled before serving, makes the perfect beverage to beat the heat.
Lychee, White Grape, Mango, Pineapple
There are four fruity beers to choose from. I tried all four, and my top picks are the Lychee and White Grape.
Both the White Grape Beer and Lychee Beer contain more than 9% of real fruit juice, and 3.5% of alcohol.
Despite containing a smaller percentage of alcohol (of 2.8%), the taste of alcohol seems more pronounced in the Pineapple Beer and Mango Beer.
Maybe that’s why I prefer the White Grape and Lychee. The less intense the taste of alcohol, the better it is for me.
The boys seemed to fancy the Mango Beer.
That being said, I still find all four to be palatable, and nowhere near repulsive.
What I enjoyed most is that they don’t have that bitterness that is commonly associated with beer.
Both the White Grape and Lychee are light and refreshing, without losing that beeriness. There is a pleasant sweetness that isn’t overwhelming or cloying.
We had fun with Taiwan Beer! Thanks for the invite!
Purchase the beers at: Carrefour, Shop n Save Supermarket, Sheng Shiong Supermarket, Prime Supermarket, I-Tec Supermarket, Good Luck Supermarket and other selected mini-markets.
Check out their Taiwanese website for more information: http://www.twbeer.com.tw/
Kaimay Trading Pte Ltd is the main distributor for Taiwan Beer in Singapore.
For parties and events, do contact Family & Friends for a supply of Taiwan Beer.