The daily brews


Last updated 07:57 21/08/2012

Relevant offers

Awash as we are under a tsunami of complex and haughty craft beers it is often forgotten they make up just a fraction of the beer people actually drink.

Not only are craft beers prohibitively expensive, they are usually so intensely flavoured they feel like a three-course meal rather than the egalitarian amber you want to drink with your mates around a barbecue.

Not so with Tiger beer - a stalwart Singaporean tipple that has been available here since 2002 and is now in a flash new bottle - well, a bit flasher. Tiger beer is a sweet lager, lightly yellow in the glass and at around $20 a dozen at supermarkets it's a 5 per center that's both mellow on your wallet and palate.

Its inoffensive taste makes it a perfect beer to accompany food.

It doesn't get in the way of what you're eating or turn all petulant like a craft beer if you don't pick out the passionfruit, cherry and pomegranate hues it exudes.

Despite its namesake being a rather whiffy and dangerous creature, Tiger beer is the benign but friendly Steve from accounts who gets on with everyone. Sure, you're never going to be best mates but the experience isn't unpleasant.

For some reason most people think Tiger beer comes from Thailand or India and that can only be because their experience of those countries is limited to cheap BYO restaurants allegedly serving food from those locations.

Those restaurants tend to choose beer from those locations too.

Tiger beer is like the Heineken of the east. Cheap, abundant and flavoured just enough so you know it's beer. Matt Rilkoff.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers
Opinion poll

Was the weekend's rain welcome relief for your garden/farm?

Not at all - need far more

Sort of, plants/crops got a reasonable drenching

Yes - everything is looking fresh again

Wish the rain would stay away till May

Vote Result

Related story: Yesterday's drizzle no drought breaker for Wellington, Hawke's Bay

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

TDN dailynews long2

Follow the Taranaki Daily News on Twitter

Get Taranaki's frequent news and sport updates

Choose an iconic Taranaki photo as wallpaper for your computer

Computer wallpaper

Choose an iconic Taranaki photo as wallpaper for your computer

Night Sky

Night Sky

Astronomer Tom Whelan explains what is in the Taranaki heavens for each month.