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Should I Make BeerSay T-Shirt

May 31, 2021 – 9:50 am 2 Comments

What do you think? Should I do up this T-Shirt?

Anyone interested to buy?

Beerfest Asia 2012 Beerlist!

May 31, 2021 – 9:20 am Comments Off

Below is the beer list for this year Beerfest Asia 2012 happening from 7 – 10 June 2021. Looking at the list below is really not easy to tried the beer I want in 1 day. There is more then 30 countries beers with over 300 types to choose from. Is not going to be easy tasting it. Although I have drank a lot of the beer and cider here, but there still hundreds that I yet try. This is going to be real tough. Anyone joining at Singapore Beerfest Asia 2012?

Coldstream Apple Cider
Hawthorn Amber Ale
Hawthorn Pale Ale
Hawthorn Pilsner
Hawthorn Witbier
Mountain Goat Hightail Ale
Mountain Goat Steam Ale (organic beer)

Edelweiss Wheat Beer

Rechitskoe Svetloe

Hoegaarden White
Leffe Blonde
Leffe Brune
Stella Artois
Affligem Blond
Grimbergen Ambree
Grimbergen Blanche
Grimbergen Blonde
Früli Strawberry Beer
Delirium Nocturnum (Draught)
Delirium Tremens (Draught)
Rochefort 6
Rochefort 8
Rochefort 10
Anker Boscoli
Anker Pilsner
Cuvee Van der Kaizen Blaw / Rood
Gouden Carolus
Saison Dupont
St. Bernardus Abt 12
St. Bernardus Grottenbier
St. Bernardus Pat 6
St. Bernardus Pri 8
St. Bernardus Triple
St. Bernardus Witbier
Skol Super

Dali Beer
Wind, Flower, Snow & Moon

Czech Republic
Staropramen Premium Lager
Primator Premium Dark Lager
Primator Premium Lager
Eggenberg Dark Lager
Eggenberg Premium Lager

Carlsberg Elephant Beer
Carlsberg Gold
Carlsberg Green Label
Carlsberg Special Brew
Beer Geek Breakfast
Dim Sum
I Beat You
Jackie Brown
Monk’s Elixir
To OL Final Frontier
Cream Ale

‘33’ Export
Desperados Tequila Beer
Pelforth (blonde)
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc
Kronenbourg 1664 Lager

Franziskaner Weissbier
Erdinger White
Erdinger Dark
Schneider Weisse Aventinus
Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock
Schneider Weisse Blonde
Schneider Weisse Grunes
Schneider Weisse Hophenweisse
Schneider Weisse Kristall
Schneider Weisse Mein Aventinus Barrique
Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvee Barrique
Schneider Weisse Mein Eisbock Barrique
Schneider Weisse Mein Nelson Sauvin
Schneider Weisse Original
Weltenburger Barock Hell
Weltenburger Hefe-Weißbier Dunkel
Weltenburger Hefe-Weißbier Hell
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050
Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock
Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel
Weltenburger Pils
Weltenburger Urtyp Hell
Krombacher Dark
Krombacher Non-Alcoholic Pils
Krombacher Pils
Krombacher Weizen
Munich Dark
Munich Lager
EKU Pils
Kapuziner Hefeweissbier
Kapuziner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Amstel Pulse
Wieckse Witte
La Trappe Blond
La Trappe Double
La Trappe Triple
La Trappe Quadruple
La Trappe Wit

Balihai Hefeweizen Draught Beer
Balihai Premium
Balihai Premium Draught Beer
el Diablo
Panther Stout
Storm Beer Bronze Ale
Storm Beer Golden Ale
Storm Beer Iron Stout
Storm Beer Pale Ale
Storm Beer Tropical Ale
Storm Idona


Birra Moretti

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Hitachino Nest Nipponia Ale
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
Hitachino Nest Pilsner
Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Kinshachi Chocolate Weizen
Yona Yona Ale

Beer Lao

Dos XX Ambar
Dos XX Lager
Corona Extra
Negra Modelo


Andaman Gold Beer
Myanmar Double Strong Beer
Myanmar Lager Beer

Windhoek Draught
Windhoek Lager

Gorkha Beer

New Zealand
Monsoon Pilsner
Croucher Pale Ale
Monteith’ Single Source Lager
Monteith’s Celtic Red Beer
Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider
Monteith’s Golden Lager
Monteith’s Original Ale
Monteith’s Radler Bier
Monteith’s Summer Ale
Tuatara Bavarian Hefe
Tuatara Bohemian Pilnser
Tuatara Indian Pale Ale
Tuatara London Porter
Yeastie Boy’s Her Majesty
Moa 5 Hop Ale
Moa Blanc
Moa Imperial Stout
Moa Methode-Pils
Moa Noir-Dark Lager
Moa Original-Pils
Moa Pale Ale
Moa St. Joseph Ale
Weka Apple Cider
Weka Pear Cider
WilliamsWarn Blonde Ale
WilliamsWarn English Pale Ale
WilliamsWarn Summer Ale

Nøgne Ø Bitter Ale
Nøgne Ø Blonde Ale
Nøgne Ø India Pale Ale
Nøgne Ø India Saison
Nøgne Ø Pale Ale
Nøgne Ø Porter
Nøgne Ø Saison

Papua New Guinea
South Pacific Export Lager

Super Bock

Doctor Diesel
Baltika No. 7 Lager
Baltika No. 8 Wheat

Archipelago Belgian Wit
Archipelago Bohemian Lager
Archipelago Irish Ale
Archipelago Limited Edition
Archipelago Summer Ale
Tiger Crystal
Jungle Beer Cerveza Habanero
Jungle Beer American IPA
Jungle Beer Kiasu Stout
Jungle Beer Pale Ale
Jungle Beer Porter
Jungle Beer Tropical Wheat – Pink Guava & Soursop
Jungle Beer-Tropical Wheat – Mango & Orange
Jungle Beer-Tropical Wheat – Mango & Rose

Cruzcampo Pilsner

Pripps Blå Pure
Somersby Apple Cider
Somersby Blackberry
Somersby Pear Cider
Kopparberg Dry Apple Cider
Kopparberg Dry Pear Cider
Kopparberg Elderflower & Lime
Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime
Rekorderlig Pear Cider
Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime Cider
Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider

Birra da Ris
Calvinus Blanche (organic)
Calvinus Blonde (organic)
Dunkel Lager
Holundria Bitter
Holundria Original
Saentis Kristall / Spezial
Schwarzer Kristall
Swiss Mountain
Vollmond (organic)

Gold Medal Taiwan Beer
Taiwan Beer – Sweet Touch Fruit Beer
Taiwan Beer – Sweet Touch Fruit Beer
North Taiwan Abby Beer
North Taiwan Honeydew Melon Beer
North Taiwan Lychee Beer
North Taiwan Wheat Beer


Boddingtons Pale Ale
Strongbow Gold
Brothers Bittersweet Apple
Brothers Festival
Brothers Ginger
Brothers Original Pear
Brothers Strawberry Pear
Brothers Toffee Apple
Brothers Tutti Frutti
Connor’s Draught Stout
Tetley’s English Ale
Brakspear Triple
Marstons Old Empire
Marstons Owd Rodger
Marstons Pedigree
Ringwood Old Thumper
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Green Goblin
Thatchers Katy
Thatchers Katy Rose
Thatchers Old Rascal
Thatchers Pear
Thatchers Vintage
Wychwood Ginger Beard
Wychwood Hobgoblin
Wychwood King Goblin
Wychwood Wychcraft

Bud Light
Shock Top
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Bear Republic / Fat Head’s / Stone TBA
Blind Pig Dunkelweizen
Boont Amber Ale
Boont Extra Special Beer
Brother David Triple Abbey Style Ale
Chocolate Stout
Dead Guy Ale
Double Chocolate Stout
Dry Hopped Red Saint Rogue Red
Elysian Bete Blanche Tripel
Elysian Dragon Tooth Stout (Oatmeal)
Elysian Immortal IPA
Elysian Men’s Room Red Ale
Fish Tale Organic Amber Ale
Fish Tale Organic IPA
Golden Monkey Triple
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co Blonde Bock
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co Hefeweizen
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co Maibock
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co Marzen
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co Pilsner
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co SommerBrau
Hop Ottin IPA
Hop Wallop (Double IPA)
Imperial IPA
Imperial Russian Stout 2012 vintage
Lagunitas Czech Pils
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Lil Sumpin (pale wheat ale)
Lagunitas Pale Ale
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
Old Guardian Barleywine 2012 vintage
Poleeko Pale Ale
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
Spire Mountain Dark & Dry Apple Cider
Stone 15th Anniversary Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11
Storm King Stout (Imperial Stout)
Suck & Blow (Alcoholic Gelatin)
Summer Solstice
The Alchemist/Ninkasi/Stone More Brown Than Black IPA (Collaboration Beer)
Victory Hop Devil
Victory Prima Pils
XS Imperial IPA
XS Russian Imperial Stout
Yellow Snow IPA

Angkor Beer
Halida Beer
Hanoi Beer

Beer Tasting: De La Senne

May 30, 2021 – 9:45 am Comments Off

2 Weeks ago Manu from Brux-Ale told me about the new arrival of De La Senne beer, but I was busy and couldn’t make it to try the beer. Yesterday with spur of moment, manage to gather a few friends and tried both Jambe-De-Bois and Stouterik.

The Jambe De Bois is a triple, not something I taste before. It have a lot of taste and aroma that hit you hard. That’s why there a cannon on the label. The flavour are pack up nicely. It look like an IPA in colour but don’t taste like one. Very interesting, but not recommend to start with this beer. It will overpower your palate.

Next stop is the Stouterik. This is a the light stout with plenty of flavour. Can get a lot of toasty flavour, hint of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. For a light body stout, it have lot of flavour and aroma going on. Would love it even more if it have a thicker body, maybe I like my stout to have a thicker body.

Of course, I can’t leave here without having one Taras Boulba, which still is my favourite between the 4 from De La Senne brewery. Malaysia may have conquer by the big brewery but we have a few beer lovers that bring this good stuff to us. Just make my life writing on beer more interesting in Malaysia. Happy trying this beer before it’s out of stock.

As all the friends are first timer to Brux-Ale, these are the beers we end up trying. Of course the bill is not cheap but is something that will bring your beer experience to the next level. Go with few friends and enjoy a great drinking night. Happy trying. Cheers!

N.4 Jalan Telawi 2
Bangsar Baru, KL
Tel: 603-2287 2628

BeerSay 1.0 – #1 Reduce Tax

May 29, 2021 – 9:49 am Comments Off

Malaysia is rated the second highest excise duty for beer in the world. It’s not fair especially if you looking at the earning perspective. A can of beer in Langkawi is selling at RM1.50 – RM2.00, a can of beer in normal coffee shop here sell around RM6 – RM8.50. That is 4 times the price after tax and earning.

I believe we have seen many cheap beer selling around RM3-RM5 at many local sundry shop, chinese medicine shop and certain 24 hours mart. I believe many of those are smuggle goods. According to import tax + excise duty + 15% on “Ad Valorem” duty payment. No matter how I calculate the beer can’t be that cheap. Unless there’s is some loopholes which I miss out.

Excise duty for per liter of beer is RM7.40. A can which is 330ml is RM2.45 just on duty alone. It doesn’t make sense to get imported beer below RM5. If we keep buying these beer, all this smuggle goods will not help the economy but will help those syndicate from profit a lot of money into it.

Benefit on reducing tax will curb some smuggle beer, which will profit more on the duty earn. Cheaper beer mean higher consumption which can benefit many sectors. The reason the government keep the excise duty high on beer is because of few agendas. Firstly basically based on the islamic country. Secondly alcohol abuser turn to social problems. Thirdly of bad image on alcohol. Mostly focus on all the bad things that relate to alcohol.

In that relation there’s no proper government studies how beer have help many industry including the tourism, F&B outlet, retails, printing, event company and many more. Beer company spend millions of Riggit on event, this create earning and jobs. F&B hire people to work, with more people drink to late night, means that more shift on jobs and more people able to work or earn extra income. With that extra GST from F&B, is extra earning as well.

The worse scenario is, the excise duty the drinkers pay for seldom benefit back to the drinkers. Did they build more hospital, recreation areas, better education for children or better public transport. The money the drinkers have paid for the beer duty didn’t channel back to the one contribute, which is quite sad.

Reducing tax will greatly enhance many things, of course there’s always pros and cons. By reducing the tax some may abuse more beer then before, but maybe the tourism will benefit from foreigners spending more in F&B outlet.

I think the government should really study the beer industry, contribute billions of Riggit every year yet there not much appreciation for this industry. Always treated as something bad and sinful but in actual fact is much better then most of the shelf food product out there that can cost different sickeness, yet get better encouragement then anything else. Franchise of foreign brand of fast food which encourage more oily, calories, artificial flavouring and sugar will not benefit our healt, yet is ignore on that segment.

Reduce the tax from the existing RM7.40 to half of it at RM3.70 will be good for all the segment in the industries. Can of beer will be selling around RM4.50-RM6.50. Which is more justify then what they selling right now. On F&B outlet the beer price will not change that much, but will easily see a reduce from the pressure of the consumers.

Although many will not agree with me for what I just written, but name me the real cons about this situation. Drink and drive is a different enforcement that not relate so much on cheap beer. Did drink and drive when down when the excise duty is up? Did crime rate when down when the excise duty is up? Did liver sickness goes down when the excise duty is up? Did wife abuser or violence behaviour when down when the excise duty is up? The answer is NO, then the argument of increasing the excise duty doesn’t make sense. As the problems doesn’t relate to beer consumption but other factors that the Government must look into it.

For me, reducing tax will gain more benefit then maintaining it high. More sectors will gain and more jobs can be created. What’s your 2 cent?

Home Brewing With Properbeermate Part 2

May 29, 2021 – 5:39 am Comments Off

Back again with with Part 2! Continues from Part One

Time to wake up the brew after 60 mins mashing time in the beer-bed .

I now unwrap the pot and bring her back out side and pop the lid.

Mmmmm…….Nice intense malty aroma just what we want! You can actually give this stuff a taste just to get an idea how the level of maltyness in the final beer will be . Very sweet stuff aye….. brewers actually call it “sweet water”.

I pick up the heavy bag and let the rest of the sweet water pour into the pot which is great for my biceps!  The bag can get real heavy with all that grain and liquid so what I do is when my arms get tried from holding it up I place it into another big pot to drip out .  Another way of doing this is to get an “A” frame ladder and tie the brew bag to the top of the ladder over the brew pot and let it drip out that way.

Time to put the big brewpot full of sweet malty goodness on to the burner to start the boiling process. Once the brew has come to a good rolling boil I add whatever liquid is remaining in the smaller pot as well. Some people like to sparge some hot water over the remaining grains to get more malty goodness out and add that to the brew too. Personal preference I don’t do this as I am quite happy with my past results without doing this : ) .

Time to get the hops ready!

Woo-hoo- Hops! One of my favorite things in the world! These are Czech Saaz hop pellets which are basic compressed and extruded hop flowers which are great for home brewing.  I have added a bit more hops than the recipe calls for as I had some left over Saaz from a previous brew day and I ‘coz love my hoppy character in beer. This single hop addition will change the sweet water’s flavour and aroma from sweet and malty to something a a bit more bitter and aromatic that resembles beer in its purest form.

So once the brew has come to a good rolling boil I add my first and only hop addition for this simple recipe @60mins. The count down from 60mins starts now. Some other recipes such as big IPA’s  can have 15 hop additions throughout the boil at different intervals. Usually the first addition at is for bittering and towards the end for the boil eg @10-15mins the hop addition is for taste and finally @zero mins the addition would be for aroma either in the brew pot or as a dry hop in the fermenter.

Now at of the boil ten mins to go I add my whirlfloc tablet to assist in clearing the brew and stir the brew to make sure it dissolves properly. Once the count down has finished I turn off the burner (flameout) and put the lid back on the brew. I use the Aussie no-chill method  to get the brew down to a suitable temp for pitching the yeast… As it is Autumn here in Australia at the moment and the temp is around 10-18 degrees C at night here I let the brew cool on my cold garage floor making sure the lid is on securely and not letting any nasties in. If you are in a warmer  climate I suggest putting the pot into an ice bath or I have even heard of some brewers using their swimming pool as a solution! The best way is actually  with extra equipment such as a wort chiller or plate chiller which i’ll be asking Santa for later this year!

So the brew (wort) is going to take another rest overnight to cool next to it’s final home my PROPERBEER kegarator fridge!

Part three will be up in a couple of days!



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