I read with some astonishment that Tiger beer, brewed in Singapore will be trialled on draught in the UK. The bottled version (the way it is drunk almost exclusively in the Far East) is already imported here and has been for years. On one hand it underlines the paucity of decent UK brewed lager, but in a time where we are all being asked to look to our green credentials, some numpty has decided it would be a good idea to drag even more of this undistinguished beer 6750 miles (Singapore - London distance) to the UK. How's that for a carbon footprint then?
Is it just me or is this a completely pointless exercise? Is it being done just because it can be done?
Tiger is an inoffensive all malt brew of little distinction. It is the the flagship brand of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd, and is brewed in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Malaysia and China.
A bit of a CV. Tandleman is a veteran beer lover, local CAMRA Chairman and activist, beer writer, beer reviewer and pursuer of all things good in beer. He lives in the North West of England and London. Despite his CAMRA membership, he does not limit himself to cask conditioned beer, though he believes that cask conditioning, when done correctly and appropriately, brings a quality to beer that is hard to equal by any other kind of presentation. He is a strong supporter of Northern methods of beer dispense and avidly detests poorly presented beer and dislikes pasteurisation. He regularly visits Germany, has conducted corporate British and German beer tastings for CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival where he has worked for years on Biere Sans Frontieres and was Deputy Organiser at CAMRA's very successful National Winter Ales Festival in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival from 2013 to date. He admires good brewers wherever they are and has travelled extensively in pursuit of good beer to drink.
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