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Product of the Day: Whatever Ales You! Beers for HongKongers from the Tai-Pan Beer Co.

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The Tai-Pan Beer Co. is sourcing Australia’s best craft beers and ciders. First and foremost, they’re seeking out taste. But just as much of the taste of a great craft brew makes the beer, we like to hear their stories behind the beer – how they started out, what they’ve been through, where they’ve come from, we like the characters behind the craft. Oh and the beers we choose win awards – a lot of awards, it always helps.

To purchase or to learn more about the company, please visit their site: http://www.taipanbeershop.com/products

Below are some of Tai-Pan Beer Co.’s best tasting ales…

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Murray’s Punch and Judy’s Amber Ale

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HK$32.00 (BOTTLE)

DESCRIPTION

Murray’s Punch & Judy’s Amber Ale is delicious proof that lower alcohol does not mean less flavour. Our full-flavoured Amber Ale is rich in nutty, caramel malt flavours – with a hop aroma that really packs a punch. A great beer to share with friends.

Alc/Vol: 3.9%

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Bridge Road Brewers Beechworth Pale Ale

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HK$32.00 (BOTTLE)

DESCRIPTION

Bridge Roads benchmark ale, the Beechworth Pale Ale is a beer dominated by its aromatic hop profile. Often the yard stick of micro breweries, this beer is based on classic American styled Pale Ales, crisp and refreshing, a mouthful of aromatic hops. Beechworth Pale Ale is bound to satisfy hop-heads and make a definite impression on those new to the craft beer scene. Beechworth Pale Ale is a hand crafted “new world” pale ale. Dry hopped with both U.S and N.Z hop varieties, we constantly tweak this beer from season to season to get things just the way we like it. We hope you will too. Enjoy your Beechworth Pale Ale alone, or match it with spicy and oily foods.

Alc/Vol: 4.8%

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Bridge Road Brewer’s Golden Ale

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HK$29.50 (BOTTLE)

DESCRIPTION

The Bridge Road Brewers Golden Ale uses all Australian pale malts and aromatic hop varieties to create the perfect Australian craft beer. Light malt characters combined with subtle late and dry hop additions result in a classic Golden Ale.

Alc/Vol: 4.4%

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Balmain Original Pale Ale

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HK$400.00 (CASE OF 24)

DESCRIPTION

The Balmain Pale Ale was launched in May 2010 in celebration of tradition, mates and pub culture. A distinctive full flavoured English–style ale, the Balmain Pale Ale displays a rich malt character upfront which is derived from a blend of two base and three specialty malts. Used in conjunction the result is a beautiful golden-copper colour with hints of sweet caramel on the palate. Malt is balanced with a mix of 3 complementary Hop varieties that give an assertive yet clean bitterness, along with an aroma providing hints of citrus hue and mild spice notes. The Balmain Pale Ale is all natural and unfiltered, and at 4.9% ABV, it’s perfect to enjoy on its own or paired with your favourite local dish. Balmain Pale Ale is best enjoyed at 6-8°C to bring out the complexity and balance. It has been designed for the drinking pleasure and enjoyment of beer drinkers and critics alike.

Alc/Vol: 4.9%

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Murray’s Moon Boy Golden Ale

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HK$32.00 (BOTTLE)

DESCRIPTION

Moon Boy has a very light German Pilsner malt backbone with a crisp, dry, very moreish finish. Extensive dry hopping with the New Zealand grown Pacifica hop gives a late tropical fruit aroma to spice things up – but without too much residual hop bitterness. Light, dry, naturally cloudy and unfiltered, Moon Boy is great warm weather drinking.

Alc/Vol: 4.5%

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Murray’s Whale Ale

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HK$32.00

DESCRIPTION

Murray’s Whale Ale is a refreshing wheat beer with a twist. Its high percentage of malted and unmalted wheat and aromatic late hop profile gives a unique take on a session strength ale. A classic light body, creamy mouth-feel and refreshing citric flavour. This is balanced with assertive late hopping, giving a fresh, light tropical fruit aroma and cleansing dry finish. Murray’s Whale Ale is light gold in colour with the traditional cloudy appearance of wheat beers. Summer in a glass!

Alc/Vol: 4.5%

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ABOUT TAI-PAN BEER CO. – TaiPanBeer.com 

To put it simply, we’ve come together for the love of beer. Clichéd, yes we know.While other kids were running around with cricket bats and footballs we were sitting back and wondering what barley was made out of and whether the Easter bunny brought the best hops (boom!). We’ve come from 3 continents to make Hong Kong our home. We’ve spent time dodging darts in the old Globe, running for the Lamma ferry, trippingdown the steps of Elgin St, and we’ve been in Wan Chai when we shouldn’t have – and survived it all. Heck, we even remember when the cricket club was in Central (ok not quite). So whether you’ve been in Hong Kong since before ’97, have just arrived off the boat or have never left, come join us and try some of the best craft beers and ciders that the world has to offer…We’ve all been there – you walk in and see the same 5 beers on tap, the same 5 bottles in the fridge then think you’ll try something different, something where you finish the first sip and say ‘bloody hell, I like that’. Then our work is done.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of Radoman Durkovic / Shutterstock.com; All Other Images Courtesy of Tai-Pan Beer Co. And Its Partners