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Bacon Beer For CNY

January 29, 2021 – 11:37 am Comments Off

This beer is not made from bacon but it does have the smokey smell of a bacon which I called it a bacon beer. It’s a rauchbier which is a smoke beer. Have a go and try it today while stock last at Ales & Lagers!


January 14, 2021 – 10:10 am 1 Comment

Whenever I see or hear the word “Lightweight”, the first thing that comes to mind is the legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman. The 8 time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman has some very famous quotes like “Lightweight Baby”, “Yeah buddy” and “Ain’t nothing but a peanut”.  Watch his famous quotes here:

Being a bodybuilder myself, I frequently use these quotes in the gym and whenever I do my high intensity interval training. It kinda motivates me to squat heavier and sprint faster. But how could “Lightweight” be so related to drinking? Many might be left wondering but here’s a story…

I visited Ales & Lagers in November 2013 with great expectations but I was disappointed because apart from the Pannepot and Black Albert, they had nothing but “Lightweight” beers like the Revelation Cat California Moonset, Magic Hat HIPA and Brewdog Dead Pony Club. My definition of “Lightweight” is anything below DIPA or some say Double IPA or Imperial IPA.

"Lightweight" Beer

Not "Lightweight" Beer

During my visit on Sunday, 10th November 2013, I had 15 bottles of beer just for myself.  That’s how “Lightweight” it was.  I left the shop half sober even after paying my bills of over RM400.  Perhaps, a few sips of –ve ABV beer could’ve made me sober.  But I didn’t stop there.  I didn’t give up.  Being a dedicated drinker, as much as a dedicated deadlifter, myself and some other members of the notorious Whatsapp group, The Drunk Philosophy, continued pestering the founder and owner of Ales & Lagers to bring in more choices of not “Lightweight” beers. Days after days, weeks after weeks and the time came.

On the tenth day of year 2014, I made another visit to Ales & Lagers. I was there early and I wasted some data sending Whatsapp messages for the door to be opened.  I kicked off with a bottle of Brewdog Libertine Black Ale with a few pieces of good ol’ Texas fried chicken.  It was good but “Lightweight”. Moving forward, I had the Nogne Two Captains, Nogne Sunturnbrew, Eviltwin Lil’ B, a few sips of Brewdog Fake Lager, Eviltwin Lowlife, Eviltwin Yin & Yang and Brewdog Christmas Paradox 2012.

"Heavyassweight" Beer

Because Lil’ A Was Missing

Guess what?!  It was “Lightweight” in the beginning but I was drunk by the eighteenth hour of the day. I couldn’t finish the Bah Kut Teh I had at Yeoh’s and when I got back to the bottle shop, I was sipping water while waiting for a friend to continue the race.  I had the baton passed on and it wasn’t really “Lightweight” after all.

For the first time, in the craft beer history of Malaysia, Ales & Lagers have the best selections of not “Lightweight” beers.  I went back two days later and had more of these not “Lightweight” beers.   They have brought joy and satisfaction to my heart and they have pushed my limits and dedication in my drinking career.  With great dedication, one day, all of us can shout “Lightweight!” while we raise our drinking glass.  If I was Ronnie Coleman, I would say, “Everybody wants to be a drinker, but don’t nobody want to drink no heavyassweight beer!”


De La Senne X-Mas ZinneBir 2013

January 9, 2021 – 10:23 am Comments Off

When the beer poured out?
Have nose of fruity grapefruit/lychee sweetness. Light malty.

How’s the taste?
The first few entry give a sweetness with fruity sweetness, dark fruit, light roasted. Then as you drink a long the bitter became more obvious. But it still linger light caramel on the finishing. Have that dark fruit flavour as well. There also this light faint nutty flavour that accompany with the caramel.

What’s the colour of the beer?
Dark brown.

Where to drink?
Will be available at Ales & Lagers while stock last.

My Opinion:
A lot of hidden surprises in this beer. Didn’t expect the beer to change character from a sweet beer and became hoppier as it gets warmer. Hit a few good notes for me. Is enjoyable to drink. I do like the light nutty flavour with caramel hint and bitter to it. De La Senne surprise me again. Cheers!

Fuller’s India Pale Ale

January 6, 2021 – 10:32 am Comments Off

When the beer poured out?
Light faint fruity sweetness on the nose.

How’s the taste?
The first gulp light bitter entry, fruity bitter like pomelo. Then it linger this nice aroma of fruity sweetness. The body is smooth yet crispy when drink it. The beer don’t have much finishing until you drink half of it that you notice more pomelo like fruity sweetness developing at the back of the mouth.

What’s the colour of the beer?
Pale dark orange brown.

Where to drink?
Will come in this year to Malaysia.

My Opinion:
The nose is flat, but the taste make out for it. Is not the usual american hoppy IPA which give lots of bitter taste to it. The bitter linger for a while then the fruity sweetness took over. Simple easy drinking IPA that can easily pair with food with little spice. I may want to pair this with thai spice food. The fruitiness does quite well after drinking a few more gulp. Cheers!


Guinness Potato Chip

January 2, 2021 – 2:14 pm Comments Off

Try this the other day at Sid’s Pub @ Damansara Heights. Weirdly the chip have some infuse of Guinness stout flavour. Not heavy but have some light roasted and malty flavour there. What you think?

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