Coors Banquet

Coors Banquet

There’s always something new (or old, in this case) to discover if you just open your eyes and see what’s next to you. This Coors Banquet has been around since 1874, and yet I only noticed it after coming back and trying to recreate my beer-drinking ritual from Hong Kong. I was always aware of Coors Light because of all the advertising, but I never realized there was a non-light Coors. Cheers!

Coors Banquet – 24 fl. oz for $2.25

Big Budweiser

Budweiser Liberty Can

I didn’t realize until I checked but it looks like this is the second Budweiser I’m posting on a Thursday night. I was coming home from basketball and saw someone’s Bud in a paper bag, and had to get one – never underestimate the power of suggestion.

I guess I never paid attention before because I thought Hong Kong was so cool for having these giant cans of beer. Well, the cans here are even bigger at 25 fluid ounces or 740 ml, nearly 50% bigger than the cans I’m used to. This one is a special edition meant to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service in 2016. The NPS really is awesome, as we experienced firsthand during Road Trip 2012.

Budweiser – 25 fl. oz for $2.19

Tecate

Tecate

Now that I’m back in America, I think I’ll continue my tradition of sampling different beers. Today we have Tecate, a beer brewed in Mexico by a brewery that’s been in operation since 1890, named after a city in Baja California (more info on Wikipedia). Amazingly, it’s probably my first time trying Tecate. Happy Sunday!

Tecate – 12x355ml for $13.79

Kirin Nodogoshi

Kirin Nodogoshi

Couldn’t really sleep despite feeling tired tonight, so thought I’d get out of bed and post this “beer” that I found at Circle K yesterday. For a while I stopped checking because I pretty much tried all the available 500ml cans, but for some reason I decided to check yesterday and there it was. Amazingly, this is the beer that is featured in a commercial that we saw during Tokyo 2012, the one where the guy takes a huge gulp after eating some okonomiyaki and then yelps in pure joy. How interesting that I didn’t try it then in Tokyo and that it now appears in a store across the street from my place in Hong Kong.

The reason I call it “beer” above is that apparently this drink features no malt. It tastes and looks like beer (I haven’t opened it yet so that remains to be seen) and is made with fermented soy beans instead. Wow!

With less than a week in this place that I’ve called home for the past 2.25+ years and just over a week left in Hong Kong, I’m undoubtedly feeling pensive tonight. Without work to use up my energy, it’s harder to fall asleep after consuming caffeine, and I keep forgetting that I actually don’t have to go to sleep early because I don’t have to get up early. I definitely have some work withdrawal going on right now.

Kirin Nodogoshi – 1x500ml for $16.90

Tsingtao Draft

Tsingtao Draft

Wow, these are actually from last weekend, guess I’ve been so busy I’ve completely forgotten about this photo I took. It’s also been over a week since I’ve gotten beer from Circle K. I may have finally exhausted all the different varieties. Here’s Tsingtao Draft from last Friday, May 30. Nothing special here, used to get this from Oakland Chinatown all the time.

Tsingtao Draft – 2x500ml for $13.00