By William Brand
Thursday, June 9th, 2005 at 9:03 am in Uncategorized.
Miss Universe contestants visited Thailands Boon Rawd Brewery to sample the countrys national treasure, Singha. Boon Rawd is a major sponsor. They are, left-right, Miss Indonesia Artika Sari Devi; Miss Canada Natalie Glebova, who was named Miss Universe by judges last month, Miss India Amrita Thappar and Miss United Kingdom Brooke Johnston.
OK. I’m a guy. How could I not put this photo in the blog? And you see look how thin these beer drinkers are. You thought drinking beer made you fat, did you. Hmmm.
Besides, Singha, is an excellent mainstream Asian beer. The family-owned company, headquarted in Bangkok, is close-mouthed about exact ingredients, except to say it’s an all-barley malt German-style lager.
Hops, my spies and nose tell me, just might be spicy Saaz. It’s 6 percent alcohol by volume, but the taste is malty, slightly sweet with a decent hoppy follow that hides the alcohol well.
It’s the only beer to order in a Thai restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve always given Singha THREE STARS ***