San Miguel Pale Pilsen

5% alc./vol., 330 ml can
San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. – http://www.sanmiguel.com.hk/
Hong Kong

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I seem to recall drinking a San Miguel beer when I was in Barcelona, Spain.  Here’s the complicated beerography.  The original San Miguel brewery started production of their eponymous pilsner in the Philippines in 1890.  The Hong Kong brewery of the same label but different company started brewing San Miguel in 1948.  The Spanish brewery of the same label but different company started brewing San Miguel in 1957.  This is not the original San Miguel, but it does come from Hong Kong and that’s pretty exotic.  It tastes like some of the other Asian beers I’ve had.  Very beer-flavoured, but a little watery and hoppy to help it wash down the heat of your favourite spicy stir-fry.  What sets this particular example apart is that it came in a pull tab can.  I haven’t had a drink from a pull tab can for 25 years or more!  You never knew what to do with the pull tab, which is why it was replaced with pop-open buttons and then the ubiquitous stay-on lever.  From time to time, some of us old folks pry off that little stay-on lever in a fit of nostalgia.

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