Sunday, September 16, 2012

Oktoberfest 2012 in the Philippines

In six days, nations where Oktobersfest originated is preparing and will soon be rolling out their barrels of beers to celebrate. So to warm up I got several kind of beers to drink and taste.

Well, San Miguel Beer is top on my list and I wanted to try  these new flavors - Lemon and Apple. But I believe the classic taste which is pilsen would always be the one particular taste that distinguishes SMB among the rest of the beers and its newly brewed creations.

But definitely the Irish and the German will not be left-out.

I first tasted Guinness during a St. Patrick's Day hosted by Irish friends in Gwangju City, ROK. It was served frothy in a mug and it was black of course. It tasted subtle, a bitter-sweet taste. So this time around, I got curious to find out some round plastic inside the can of Guinness draught I was almost about to finish drinking.

I tried looking for answer in the can. The labels were in French, Dutch and Italian. But I came across in French the word d'une capsule flottante. So it was not a fault or mistake after all. Better still I checked on the internet what it is all about. So I came across this "no small feat" technology they've invented, a widget - that small round plastic inside the can. Enlarge the foto or better still check this site for a clearer answer-

So the next time you get hold of this beer and find the widtet, do not panic, it is a technology that will help make your Guinness beer more frothy and enjoyable to drink.

Philippines, a beer-belly nation (flaunt thy flabs!), here are some events lined up for the Oktoberfest 2012. Hotels, bars and restaurants will be offering special discounts, gimmicks and events to celebrate this beer season. Some events include:

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

San Miguel Beer

Although, as chocophile, I have yet to find an event that pairs beer drinking with chocolate. Some nations in the west is doing this aside from pairing wine and chocolate. I really like to experience this beer and chocolate pairing, anyone interested?

Some Cerevisaphile (beer lovers) are familiar with stout (from wikipedia)

Chocolate stout
"Chocolate stout" is a name brewers sometimes give to certain stouts having a noticeable dark chocolate flavour through the use of darker, more aromatic malt; particularly chocolate malt — a malt that has been roasted or kilned until it acquires a chocolate colour. Sometimes, as with Muskoka Brewery's Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, and Rogue Brewery's Chocolate Stout, the beers are also brewed with a small amount of actual chocolate.[31][32]

Cerevisaphile (Cer-a-vehs-a-file) aficionado of beers and ales, 2.a devotee to the decoction of barley infused with hops and fermented, imbiber of beer on the highest order, bordering on devotion, who pursues the very finest in malted beverages.

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  1. I tried some of it but still I always go back San Mig Lightm =)

  2. I love to drink Vodka especially ABSOLUT. But I really love to drink San Mig Light-LEMON.

  3. Nothing beats the good old SERBESA. San Miguel Pale Pilsen FTW!

  4. wow! i haven't been or never attend yet an octoberfest. maybe which is good because i don't drink beer anyway hehe. Its sounds cool and enjoyable! xx

  5. then it's about time we start an event that has chocolate with beer!

  6. This is what I have been waiting for. October and Octoberfest! Haha!

  7. Beer. More Fun in the Philippines! Btw, you're in Gwangju, Korea? I have a friend there.

  8. When I stopped drinking beer, I lost weight! hahaha

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  10. I love to drink beer once in awhile at ang favorite ko na local beer ay San Miguel Super Dry na perfect combination with 151 LOL at pag imported beer naman bud light platinum, guinness, dos equis


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