Beer Snobbery 2

The next best thing about learning to appreciate good beer is that one is forced to cut down on drinking; it’s next to impossible to even consider settling for Foster’s or Carlsberg. The lack of great brews from our country is felt only when one sees beyond the Kingfisher bottle. Of course, the rest of the world is equally guilty of making bad beer, and some of it is terrible and undrinkable. But our nation has only one beer worth drinking – in a market full of lagers, the drink that stands apart is the delightful London Pilsner. The joke here is that even Vijay Mallya doesn’t know how good LP is, which is why it is a lot cheaper than United Breweries’ flagship beer Kingfisher Premium.

So many people have been complaining about how expensive alcohol has become. Not that it was inexpensive before, but the prices have shot up like crazy and everybody is feeling the pinch this time. With the prices rising this way and ours being a drinking nation, you’d think we’d have some ales or stouts, but there isn’t even a decent lager around.

One of these days I might be able to stop kicking myself for drinking Kingfisher Mild all these years; it’s been what, 14-15 years since I started drinking? And in between bottles of London Pilsner Mild and pitchers of Kingfisher Draught (from the tap, not the canned stuff), I’ll pay through my nose for imported beer – thrice the price for half as much.

The good news is, when the truly worthy beers become available at all the wine shops, their prices will go down, and liquor stores like Living Liquidz and Juben Wines that stock the fancy stuff will get even more fancy beers from outside India. No idea how fatboy slim Mallya will handle real beers going mainstream but let him lose a few kilos over it.

15 Responses to “Beer Snobbery 2”

  1. April 20, 2011 at 07:06

    Last Night we had Hoegaarden and Tsingtao and then LP Mild, missed you 😀


  2. April 21, 2011 at 10:03

    London Pilsner is the best indian beer


  3. 6 Ruby
    April 22, 2011 at 04:36

    It is too much! I can’t afford to drink at pubs anymore. My three-day drinking week NO MORE!


  4. January 6, 2012 at 05:53

    I’m with you there, buddy. A fucking boon is what it is to us beer drinker, that LP costs so much lesser than what it should. Maybe its more to do with promoting the Kingfisher brand, from airlines to what not…


  5. January 6, 2012 at 12:22

    oops typo alert…. beer drinkers*


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