Tiger Beer, Singapore
Although Tiger Beer is Singapore's Iconic Beer Brand, Singapore's population and the large expatriate population of westerners and other rich asians have more varied tastes in beer drinking and the second most popular beer in Singapore besides Tiger beer is it's sister Beer, the internationally acclaimed dutch beer HEINEKEN which is produced locally by Asia Pacific Brewery (the same owners of Tiger Beer). The Heineken Company is the third largest beer conglomerate in the world.
You can buy heineken beer everywhere in Singapore and it is available everywhere like in convenience stores at 330 ml bottles or 330 ml cans or bigger 1 liter bottles and cans plus the big 2 liter aluminum keg draft beer with fizzler. prices are $ 4 for a small glass at convenience stores and $ 12 at bars and $ 20 for a big pitcher of draft beer.
Fondest memory: according to wikipedia:
Heineken is a Dutch beer (5% abv pale lager) which has been brewed by Heineken International since 1873. It is available in a 4.6% alcohol variety in countries such as Ireland. It is the flagship product of the Heineken company and is made of purified water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. In 1886 H. Elion finished the development of the Heineken A-yeast, which is still used in the brewing process today. The beer is force carbonated. It is popular worldwide.
Tiger Beer is Singapore's own beer icon! this beer brand is easily south east asia's most famous beer and is a regional competitor of Thailand's Chang Beer and the Philippines' San Miguel Beer for beer supremacy in the South East Asian Region. This is the Beer Icon of Singapore and since the 1930's is brewed by the Asia Pacific Breweries Incorporated (they also brew heineken since the company is a joint venture with heineken). other products include the lower priced Anchor Beer. Tiger beer is available everywhere in Singapore but the cost is really expensive as Singapore has one of the highest sin taxes in the world for alcohol and cigarettes.
A Bottle or an aluminun can of a 330 ml of tiger beer will cost Singapore $ 4 at convenience stores and goes up to $ 12 at bars and up to $ 25 a bottle if at The Raffles Hotel!
Fondest memory: According to their website:
A lot goes into every bottle of Tiger. The finest malt, hops and yeast. Taste-testing over 10 samples of water every day. Over 200 quality checks. All part of a strict brewing process that takes over 500 hours. Little wonder that Tiger has garnered over 40 international awards to date.
Brewed since 1932, Tiger Beer is now available in more than 60 countries, winning over drinkers in major cities around the world.
Tiger beer is singapore made beer.. such as Carlsberg in Denmark, Singha in Thailand, Angkor in Cambodia, SaigonBeer in Vietnam and BeerLao in Laos.
Many people dont know, but last semester we visited the tiger beer brewery and the guide told us that beer actually expired ( can drink but not taste nice) after 3 months of the manufatured date.
Last time I thought there was no expired date for beer.. yea it is true, but is just not fresh after 3 months.. those in pub can be less than 3 months, but imagine those arranged orderly on the supermarket rack.. surely some are over 3 months old..
At the end of the industrial visit, the tour guide treat us tiger beer.. directly from the factory.. just brew.. wow.. BEST
Wherever you go, whatever you do, sampling the local beer is definitely something that you should do. What do the locals drink, what beer is most popular, which beer is hardest to find, does it come in a half pint glass just like grandma used to drink…or better still a full pint glass like I drink!!!
Here in Singapore, I have found Tiger Beer to be the big seller and it’s pretty good…a light refreshing beer for a hot humid climate!