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Exotic (for China) Beers

December 25th, 2005
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I’ve had the good fortune to try a few different beers lately. I also paid a premium to do so. Not all were completely new to me, but they are definitely exotic to both Canadians and Chinese alike.

I had a Grolsch at the Drum and Bell pub with Emlyn and crew a few days back. This cost 50 RMB.

We later went to the “No name bar” which indeed has no sign and doesn’t look like a bar much from the outside. It had a wood burning stove and “Pass the Peas: The Best of the JB’s” on the HiFi which I immediately enjoyed. I again splurged on an expensive import beer. This time Chimay from Belgium. This is a Trappist beer not readily available in Canada. They served it in a Duvel glass and didn’t know how to pour.

Right now I’m nursing an “Old Speckled Hen” which I’ve seen at My Shop many times but finally got around to trying. It might be the last new (to me) beer in Wu Dao Kou.

I so have to go to the Tree. I’m going to invite someone else because Danna always says “Oh it’s so far away”… The question is who?

As a firm believer that the Belgians make the best beer and generally preferring German (bottom fermenting – lagers) over English (top fermenting – ales) beers. Chimay is my favourite of the bunch. Leffe Blond is perhaps my favourite beer but I would love to try Chimay again it is just so much harder to find.


  • You owe it to yourself to try Corsendonk, if you ever see it. Plus, if you like blondes, I believe Delirium Tremens makes one. I’m not a huge fan of their beers but they’re very popular with others.

    Also, while not truly Belgian, there are some bottle fermented ales from Unibroue in Canada I highly recommend: try La Fin Du Monde and Trois Pistoles if you ever seem them, too.

    -D

  • You owe it to yourself to try Corsendonk, if you ever see it. Plus, if you like blondes, I believe Delirium Tremens makes one. I’m not a huge fan of their beers but they’re very popular with others.

    Also, while not truly Belgian, there are some bottle fermented ales from Unibroue in Canada I highly recommend: try La Fin Du Monde and Trois Pistoles if you ever seem them, too.

    -D

  • I’m well aquainted with La Fin Du Monde. I started drinking it on September 11th. Their beer that originally gained popularity in Canada is Maudite. Before I left BC you could get more and more of Unibroue’s beers in the goverment run liquor stores. I even saw them for sale in a cafe once.

  • I’m well aquainted with La Fin Du Monde. I started drinking it on September 11th. Their beer that originally gained popularity in Canada is Maudite. Before I left BC you could get more and more of Unibroue’s beers in the goverment run liquor stores. I even saw them for sale in a cafe once.

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