| Matt Facts: Matthew dislikes drinking cold drinks from coffee mugs. He also hates plastic forks. | | Did you Know? Toothpicks are overrated. | | Words of Inspiration: "You can tell a lot about a fellow by the way he eats Jelly Beans" – R.Regan | | Did you know? There are no Pez Facts. Pez is, in fact, not factual. | | Matt Facts: Matthew's fortune cookies always predict success. | | Words of Inspiration: When I'm sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead - Barney Stinson | | Did you know? "Buf­falo buf­falo Buf­falo buf­falo buf­falo buf­falo Buf­falo buf­falo” is a gram­mat­i­cally valid sentence. | | Matt Facts: Matthew is best served on the rocks with a slice of lemon. | | Words of Inspiration: "Life is futile." | | Did you Know? Dinosaurs and Dandelions is the name of a popular blog that has been around since the 15 April 2010 | | Matt Facts: Unlike some people, Matthew only celebrates his birthday once a year. | | Words of Inspiration: "I'll be back" - The Terminator. | | Did you Know? The two modern breeds of Cocker Spaniel, American and English, are thought to have been descended from only two dogs? | | Matt Facts: On the second to last full moon of the year, Matthew develops an itch on his right shoulder. | | Words of Inspiration: “You can do it!” - Rob Schneider, in every Adam Sandler movie ever | | Did you know? Lettuce is often eaten raw. | | Words of Inspiration: "Science is always at work and never sleeps – just like Rust" | | Did you Know? When you dream, every­thing you see in that dream, you’ve seen before in real life. | | Matt Facts: Matthew officially endorses the Cadbury's Moro bar as being delicious | | Did You Know? A tadpole is also called a 'pollywog'. | | Matt Facts: Matthew has his own Facebook fan page. Creepy. | | Did You Know? Cats sleep for 70% of their lives. | | Words of Inspiration: "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it." - Gandalf. | | Did you Know? This is the end. The journey ends here. Then it starts all over again. |

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

C3: Tiger

Welcome back to Connoisseur's Craftbeer Corner, the place where we show our love for good beer.

Last week we received some feedback from people who didn't actually believe Lion Red is a craft beer. Well, lets recap the American Brewers Association definition of a craft brewer. They must be:
  • small (producing less than 6 million barrels of beer a year), 
  • independent (no large brewing company owns more than 25% of the company), and 
  • traditional (mostly brews all malt beers).
Lion Nathan Breweries controls a large portion of both the Australian and New Zealand markets, producing well over 6 million barrels of beer. They are owned by Mitsubishi, so they are not independent and their beers are crap and not at all traditional. Therefore Lion Red fails on all three counts, so there.

Today's fantastic selection of beer was chosen specifically so that Pez is not a liar. Today we look at Asia Pacific Breweries signature brew, Tiger.

Tiger (Asia Pacific Breweries)

A pale larger weighing in at 5.0%, Asia Pacific says Tiger contains the finest malt, hops and yeast and takes over 500 hours to brew. First brewed in 1932, Tiger was Singapore's first locally brewed beer. Countdown lists a 12 pack at $21.99.

Look 4/5
A traditional 330ml bottle with a blue, orange and silver design. The tiger and palm tree logo is instantly recognisable. Plus tigers are pretty damn cool.

Taste 3/5
While nothing spectacular, Tiger is nether the less a very drinkable larger. Interestingly, Tiger is not suitable for vegans. Poor them.

Summary 3/5
Tiger is pretty good value as it is priced alongside the cheap four of Tui, Speights, Lion Red and Export Gold.