Beer Lao is not a thailand beer original, it is manufactured in nearby Laos by the Lao Brewery Company, but it is imported in large quantities from laos as it is becoming popular as a beer drink with tourists and western expats in thailand and also in the Thai Northeast Region (Isan) as the people there are mostly ethnic Laotians, as it was annexed by thailand in the 18th century. beer lao is made from jasmine rice, hops in yeast (it can considered as a rice beer) and is available in regular lager, light and dark beers and it has 5% alcohol volume.
Beer Lao can be bought at convenience stores and supermarkets and at the pubs and bars frequented by western tourists and costs 40 baht in convenience stores and 90 baht at bars.
Singha Beer is the number one domestic beer in thailand while Heineken Beer is the number one international brand beer than is brewed in thailand! It is brewed locally by the Asia Pacific Brewery, the makers of Tiger Beer of Singapore, the brewery also brews Tiger Beer locally. What makes heineken the number one international beer brand in thailand? Since many of the tourists here are eupropeans and most know the taste of Netherland's Pride, Heineken Beer, then they tend to buy this beer.
The beer has a 5% alcohol volume here in thailand and is available in 330 ml bottles (cost 33 baht at convenience stores) and 330 ml aluminum cans (cost 36 baht at convenience stores) and it costs 100 to 150 baht at the bars and lounges.
San Miguel Beer is now making major inroads into South East Asia and is now being brewed locally here in Thailand. It is available at convenience stores, supermarkets and even at the bars. lounges, hang out places here in bangkok! They have 2 products here, the pale pilsen and the San Mig Lite. The more popular beer of the two is the San Mig Lite and they always give a lime wedge with it when serving. San Mig Lite Beer is The lighter on Calories Version of San Miguel Pale Pilsen, brewed by the San Miguel Brewing Group and is being gulped by 90% of Beer Drinkers in the Philippines. also popular in Hong Kong and China and is sold in Vietnam, and is present here in Thailand, Indonesia. A Regional Competitor of Tiger beer and heineken.
A Bottle costs 33 baht (330 ml) amd aluminum can is 36 baht (330 ml), at the bars and supermarkets and 80 baht to 150 baht at the bars. the alcohol content is 5.5% (Pale pilsen is just 3.5%) and has 1/3 less the calories of Pale Pilsen.
The Number one beer Company of Thailand, the Boon Rawd Brewery, the makers of thailand's number one domestic beer, Singha, has a lower priced version to counter the major inroads of the Thai beverage Company's Chang beer! The Beer is Called LEO Beer (it taste better than SINGHA!) it maybe a cheaper and non premium version but still it taste better than Singha hehehe. it has a 5% alcohol content and is not readily available at major bars (except hard rocK bangkok) but it can be seen everywhere like in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants and more.
a 330 ml bottle of leo beer costs 33 Baht at convenience stores and a 330 aluminum can cost 36 Baht, way cheaper than singha beer by 6 baht. It costs 80 to 120 baht at bars and lounges.
Singha beer is the leading beer product in Thailand and the Boon Rawd Brewery Co. Ltd. (located in Bangkok, Thailand) Brews this popular beer. Singha has for many years been Thailand’s most popular beer (but again I prefer the taste of Chang Beer and the lower priced Leo Beer, which the Brewery also produces).
Singha is a premium lager beer, specially brewed using barley malt and hops (not rice as some believe) to complement Thai food and the alcohol content is 6%. It is available everywhere and costs 56 Baht at Foodland Supermarkets and 7-11 and family mart and costs 100 baht and above at the bars.
Singha Beer Maybe the number one beer in Thailand but Chang Beer is a Close second (and I actually like the taste of Chang Beer More!) Chang Beer has 6.4 percent alcohol it's nice and strong. The can shows 2 elephants but the colors look a little bit cheap. The color of the beer itself is a bit darker than usual what probably explains the bitterness and strong taste. The get drunk quick factor combined with their low prices has made Chang one of the most popular beers in Thailand. In high class bars people frown upon it though (But not at Bars!) they claimed that it is now more popular than Singha Beer here in thailand!
Thai Beverage Public Company Limited makes Chang Beer and they sell at 53 Baht at Foodland convenience stores and 7-11 and family marts and about 48 baht in corner stalls around bangkok. Beer Chang comes in two sizes, 660ml and 330ml, the latter of which is availabe in both bottle and can.
We were in Bangkok recently when the elections were held. We were struck into a state of complete indecision when we attempted to order our evening drink(s) on the eve of the election. No alcohol is to be sold between 6.00pm the night before or until 6.00pm on the day of the elections! I guess thats when the polls close.
We did manage to find a little restaurant off the streets, and immediately sussed out some bottles of beer about - and had an interesting "ceramic cup" of wine at our friend's hotel!
I'm not a beer drinker and there are very few beers that I can actually say taste good or goes down easy. Singha Gold gets my vote for one of the best tasting light beers without an aftertaste that I've ever tried.
Unlike its big brother Singha beer, Singha Gold isn't served in every bar or restaurant in Bangkok which was a bit disappointing sometimes.
I wasn't able to take my own pic of it so I borrowed this one from their website.
In Thailand, there are two main local beers.
Beer Chang and Beer Singha. They are watery and light-good for a hot day.
Thai people drink the special Singha Beer. I liked it but had a big headache when waking up the next day.