If you’re gonna go out and drink in the heart of a nearby Asian city—or even right here in Manila—here are the beers you need to go try
MADE IN China IS a pilsner; there’s an OG brew made with springwater, and a more typical brew. ABV 4.7% ACTUALLY tastes great despite the intimidating giant bottle. Not strong, but the sheer amount of beer to drink in one bottle will get you lit faster.
MADE IN Singapore IS a pretty common pale lager that’s really popular around here, if you’re going for a foreign brew. ABV 5% HOW GOOD IS IT? So good it’s won awards around the world, and our taste test (up on Scoutmag.ph) proves its universally loved, and well worth the hype.
ASAHI SUPER DRY
MADE IN Japan IS a common Japanese rice lager (yes, it’s made of rice, but that’s normal in Asian countries). ABV 5% PICK THIS OVER THE OTHER JAPANESE BRAND IF you want your Japanese beer to be a no-nonsense drink. In that case, you better be drinking it in Japan; otherwise, you probably should be getting a local beer.
MADE IN Japan IS an American-style pale lager that tastes a little fruity. ABV 4.90% PICK THIS OVER THE OTHER JAPANESE BRAND IF you want a Japanese beer that tastes a little different, although beer taste can be subjective.
MADE IN Thailand IS a light pale lager that goes down easy. Like that light pilsen you see most nights around here. ABV 6.4% PERFECT FOR getting buzzed with friends without spending too much on the way, if you’re drinking it abroad. Here, though, the bottles are smaller, so it isn’t as treacherous.
BALI HAI DRAFT
MADE IN Indonesia IS a lager that’s a little more on the bitter side. ABV 5% BEST ENJOYED during a warm evening on a beach that’s pretty close to the equator.