10 Must-Try Beers in Asia
The Asian beer scene continues to surprise and delight with its ever-growing list of finest brews. If you are traveling in the region, try not to miss out on the sublime experience of sampling some of the delicious beers you can find. Here are some of the best ones you need to try when in Asia.
1. Beerlao (Laos)
Beerlao is made using top quality rice and malt sourced from Europe. Its lager contains 5% ABV and comes in bottles and cans.
2. Boxing Cat Brewery (Shanghai, China)
Boxing Cat Brewery offers a wide range of core and seasonal products. But one of its popular brews is the Standing 8 Pilsner known for its refreshing taste and smoothness.
3. Cyclo Imperial Chocolate Stout (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
This is a full-bodied drink with 13% ABV. It has a rich aroma with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and roasty malt. Some ingredients used include chocolate and cinnamon.
4. Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout (Ibaraki, Japan)
If you are a coffee and beer lover, then Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout is the perfect brew for you. This glorious brew is made with roasted, black and chocolate malts plus caramel giving it a delightful coffee flavor.
5. Hitachino Nest White Ale (Ibaraki, Japan)
Hitachino Nest White Ale is a light and fruity beer that carries notes of coriander, nutmeg, and orange. Unique and refreshing.
6. Ise Kadoya Brown Ale (Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
Brown ale fan or not, this drink is worth a try. The fruit aroma compared with notes of caramel and toffee may just make you a convert.
7. Island 1842 Imperial IPA (Hong Kong)
Island 1842 Imperial IPA is robust and bold. It has a powerful, floral, and spicy aroma and a complex flavor that lingers.
9. Myanmar Draught (Myanmar)
Myanmar Draught or Premium is a malt lager. It is a smooth drink with fruity notes – a perfect drink if you are looking for a refreshing brew to beat the heat.
10. Yardley Brothers Hong Kong Bastard Imperial IPA (Hong Kong)
Bitter, bold, and balanced with hint of fruitiness. This brew lives up to the hype.