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#31
| opinionated liberal food fascist
Last night I had the pleasure of drinking Bira White. Really enjoyed it!

BIRA White Ale is a deliciously different wheat beer with low bitterness, a hint of spicy citrus with a soft finish – a refreshing all day craft beer, brewed with the finest natural ingredients mixed with barrels of passion.

BIRA Blonde Lager is a sparkling contrast to the insipid mass market beers. Rich in colour, made with the choicest two row barley, extra malty and high hopped with delicate aroma and bitter hops, this flavourful lager is equally at home on a master chef’s table and on a casual evening with your friends.



http://www.bira91.com

So much better than Kingfisher.
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#32
| dalit vamoosed

Originally posted by: BholeBaba View Post



http://www.bira91.com





“and water from the world’s most protected sources” .. so where exactly is this brewery ?
#33
| Humble Genius
#34
| opinionated liberal food fascist

Originally posted by: old india hand View Post

“and water from the world’s most protected sources” .. so where exactly is this brewery ?


Assuming that wasn't a rhetorical question, I was told by somebody who's somewhat close to the product:

"right now they are exporting hops to Belgium and reimporting it to India. They have also started some production lines in Madhya Pradesh which they are actively scaling up".
#35
| The Lusty Wanderer...
Bira is amazing - though its an Indian company, however its not India beer.. :P
MasalaMonk - Gourmet, Small batch Indian Pickles & Spices shipped all over the world. :cool:
#36
| Maha Guru Member
At 3.5% alcohol; wonder how long they can keep up this game?
#37
| Survivor

Beer?

Originally posted by: Gametotravel View Post

At 3.5% alcohol; wonder how long they can keep up this game?


3.5% is barely a "session beer" in the UK.:rolleyes:

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GoanGoan......here & there:unsure:..Goacool:
#38
| Clueless

Originally posted by: Gametotravel View Post

At 3.5% alcohol; wonder how long they can keep up this game?


Where did you get the 3.5% ? BB's link says 4.9% ABV
#39
| Survivor

Originally posted by: nycank View Post

Where did you get the 3.5% ? BB's link says 4.9% ABV


4.9% too strong for sensible drinking. 4.5% max unless you wanna get sh!tfaced. ;) 3.7% to 4.1% for a good session beer. I don't get why people drink these cloudy beers.:confused: I've spent all my drinking life looking for "sparkling" beers.:gathering

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GoanGoan......here & there:unsure:..Goacool:
#40
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: goangoangone View Post

4.9% too strong for sensible drinking. 4.5% max unless you wanna get sh!tfaced. ;) 3.7% to 4.1% for a good session beer. I don't get why people drink these cloudy beers.:confused:


Obviously, people on this thread come from different schools of thought. :) The purpose of drinking for a lot of people around here is to get thoroughly smashed. Which explains why names like "Knock Out" exist.
Oh...and I have seen this rising trend of mixing strong beer and cheap wine to accelerate the speed and intensity of inebriation. This happens in Kerala, where bars are now allowed to serve only beer and wine. It's kind of cute to watch them carry a beer bottle in one hand and a small bottle of wine in the other. On a recent trip to Trivandrum, the bar tender at a decent beer/wine parlor did ask me if I would like some wine to go with my Haywards 5000. For the record, I said no. May be some other day!:D
#41
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Sajish View Post

Obviously, people on this thread come from different schools of thought. :) The purpose of drinking for a lot of people around here is to get thoroughly smashed. Which explains why names like "Knock Out" exist.
Oh...and I have seen this rising trend of mixing strong beer and cheap wine to accelerate the speed and intensity of inebriation. This happens in Kerala, where bars are now allowed to serve only beer and wine. It's kind of cute to watch them carry a beer bottle in one hand and a small bottle of wine in the other. On a recent trip to Trivandrum, the bar tender at a decent beer/wine parlor did ask me if I would like some wine to go with my Haywards 5000. For the record, I said no. May be some other day!:D




Knock Out eh -- if you were looking for a name for a strong brew that honestly reflected the consequences of consuming such mindless gut rot, a name that would really " Hit " the spot -- forget India Pale Ale -- go for " India Wife Beater Ale " -- that would get the whole family lying flat on their backs.

One good thing that might come from the introduction of these new micro boutique brewery type beers is that the consumers may stay awake long enough to develop some inkling of a responsible attitude to drinking, and may actually enjoy the experience.
#42
| Clueless

Originally posted by: redninja View Post


One good thing that might come from the introduction of these new micro boutique brewery type beers is that the consumers may stay awake long enough to develop some inkling of a responsible attitude to drinking, and may actually enjoy the experience.


Did you see footage of violence outside, and inside the stadium in Marseilles ? Indians are merely trying to emulate both their former colonial masters, and former patrons, the ruskies ;) Drink Hard, beat the opponent hard !
#43
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: nycank View Post

Did you see footage of violence outside, and inside the stadium in Marseilles ? Indians are merely trying to emulate both their former colonial masters, and former patrons, the ruskies ;) Drink Hard, beat the opponent hard !



Simply defending the honour of their country -- man i really need a drink -- it's times like these that make me understand why Stoli caps are designed only to be removed, i'm drinkin the whole bottle.
#44
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: redninja View Post

forget India Pale Ale -- go for " India Wife Beater Ale " -- that would get the whole family lying flat on their backs.


I guess that would be different to Aussie wife beater. I am sure percentage wise we get more cases of domestic violence here in Australia than India.

Key statistics show that:

Family violence is prevalent in the Victorian community.

A woman is killed in Australia almost every week by a partner or ex-partner. (AIC, 2007/2008)
More than one in three Australian women (34%) who have had an intimate partner, have experienced violence from a partner or ex-partner. (Mouzos&Makkai, 2004)
In a report released by the Sentencing Advisory Council (2013) shows an increase of 72.8% in reports of family violence incidents to Victoria Police between 2004 and 2012.
In Victoria, the number of family incident reports submitted by police rose from 50,382 to 60,829 in 2012/13 (Victoria Police 2012/13)

Source: http://www.dvvic.org.au/index.php/understanding-family-violence/key-statistics.html
#45
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Govindpuri View Post

I guess that would be different to Aussie wife beater. I am sure percentage wise we get more cases of domestic violence here in Australia than India.

Key statistics show that:

Family violence is prevalent in the Victorian community.

A woman is killed in Australia almost every week by a partner or ex-partner. (AIC, 2007/2008)
More than one in three Australian women (34%) who have had an intimate partner, have experienced violence from a partner or ex-partner. (Mouzos&Makkai, 2004)
In a report released by the Sentencing Advisory Council (2013) shows an increase of 72.8% in reports of family violence incidents to Victoria Police between 2004 and 2012.
In Victoria, the number of family incident reports submitted by police rose from 50,382 to 60,829 in 2012/13 (Victoria Police 2012/13)

Source: http://www.dvvic.org.au/index.php/understanding-family-violence/key-statistics.html




No different at all really -- in fact we invented the term -- walk into any bottle shop in port douglas and ask for a couple of wife beaters and you will be given 2 cans of premix wild turkey and dry ginger-- and Aust is supposed to be the lucky country.

On the whole i think there is less understanding and education about alcohol in India, certainly as far as public awareness campaign's go -- when compared to Aust --which probably makes us twice as stupid as we should know better.