For the last couple of years, at the commencement of the calendar year, I’d invite my mates over for after work drinks at our place. To ensure that I’m a good host i.e. fridge well stocked with beers, and the snack bowls are filled- we head to Costcos for discounted bulk offerings!
Grrr…. It was probably our dodgy Aussie dollar, but each case of imported beers were $45+, (meaning that for Costco standards, they’re $5 more than what they’re usually priced at- so not much cheaper than on the outside)…….. But except for a case of Singha Lager beers from Thailand (330ml bottles) priced at $33.95. Bargain! Being a sucker for a deal, I naturally opted for the unknown beer (at least to me), and I just hoped that they tasted ok. So with a fridge stocked with Thai beers, and snack bowls filled- I was ready for the party of 8.
But come the day before and on the day, 6 of 8 mates sent their apologies- so after the evening came and went I was left with 18 bottles of-beer-on-the-wall, almost 1 Kg of caramel popcorn, and at least another 600g of Kettles Sweet potato chips! First world problems, first world problems.
Fast-forward 3 months, I’m finally down to my very last Singha Lager, and I’m well and truly impressed by it! I personally like my beers bitter and full of flavour, and Singha’s is all that! My personal go-to lager is a Crown Lager, and after 17 beers I can safely say that the Singha Lager can def give a Crown a run for its money!- In terms of having a pure smooth taste to it.
But here worded in more descriptive terms, a cut&paste from the Dan Murphy’s web-site when describing what you can expect from the product:
“Singha Lager only uses the finest quality barley, malt & hops that are imported from around the world. These products are then blended with pure Artisian Water producing a product pale yellow in colour, distinctively rich in flavour with strong hop & slightly spicy characters.”
If you’ve tried Singha lagers before on a memorable Thailand trip, I say don’t hesitate to re-live those fond memories again if you see a Singha beer offered at a Thai restaurant’s drinks menu! And if you’re a Costco member like us, see if they’re in-stock and on the cheap! Not a bad beer to have on the wall, just make sure you pass them around!
If they’re not in stock, you can purchase them from Dan Murphy’s for a staggering price of $56.90. Ouch!
**And please always drink responsibly. Yeah? Yeah?