Sunday September 23, 2012
NO gimmicks, no slogans, just better beer! The Better Beer Festival 2012 will be held at Taps Beer Bar on Sept 29 from noon onwards, and will feature over 70 different craft brews from Singapore, Australia, England, Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Japan, USA, Belgium and Germany. A number of new brews will also be introduced: Hitachino (Japan), Jungle Beer (Singapore), Red Dot Beer (Singapore), St Bernadus (Belgium) and Het Anker (Belgium).
There will be live music from 4pm onwards, as well as talks, beer tasting, beer auctions and lucky draws. Taps Beer Bar will also be launching their membership programme on that day.
Entry is a RM5 donation to its partner charity, the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation, which entitles you to one free beer tasting. Beers will be available for purchase from RM15 upwards. Food and other beverages will also be available. Taps Beer Bar is located at One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari, off Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. For more info, visit tapsbeerbar.my, email email@example.com or call 03-2110 1560.
Arthurís Day finale
Are you ready for the triple concert whammy that is Arthurís Day on Friday? This year, there will be three different celebrations happening simultaneously over five hours at three locations around the Klang Valley, starting at 8pm on Sept 28. The headliners are Hong Kong star Justin Lo (Bar Factory, Sunway Giza), popular Filipino rock band Rivermaya (Laundry Bar, The Curve), and local stars Reshmonu and Jacyln Victor (SOULed Out, Sri Hartamas). The celebration is part of a global event that is taking place in over 40 countries.
Arthurís Day is celebrated to honour the date Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on the St James Gate Brewery in 1759, and whose legacy has brought us the globally celebrated iconic black brew, Guinness.
A special addition to the celebration this year is the launch of the Arthur Guinness Fund in Malaysia in partnership with the British Council. This is a global initiative set up to further the philanthropic legacy of Arthur Guinness and support social entrepreneurs around the world.
For more information, visit facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia
Stella Artoisí best pourer
Local bartender Leong Kar Fei was recently crowned the Malaysian Stella Artois ambassador at a local pouring competition held on Sept 6 at Samplings on the Fourteen, Berjaya Time Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
He will represent Malaysia at the 16th Annual World Draught Masters Finals in Montreal, Canada, to be held on Oct 25. The World Draught Masters is an annual event where bartenders come together from all over the world and compete to pour the perfect Stella Artois. There, each step of the time-honoured nine-step Stella Artois pouring ritual will be scrutinised in the quest to earn the coveted title of Stella Artois World Draught Master. Stella Artois is distributed by Luen Heng F&B Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Carlsberg Malaysia.
Kronenbourg at Carrefour
The best-selling French premium beer in France is now available in retail in Carrefour hypermarkets nationwide, via a special partnership with Carlsberg Malaysia, the local distributors of the beer. The partnership was unveiled at a launch at Carrefour, Mid Valley on Sept 14. The regular Kronenbourg 1664 lager will be available in 325ml bottles at RM11.90 each, while the fruitier 1664 Blanc is sold in 330ml bottles at RM12.90 each.
Thereís a new blended whisky in town, and itís out to teach you what great whisky is all about. Teacherís Origin blended whisky was recently launched locally at an event graced by Teacherís brand ambassador Robert Hicks, and held at Bar Tres, Sunway Giza, Petaling Jaya.
Double matured in 19th century-style quarter casks and featuring 30 different malt whiskies, Teachers Origin is a blend that contains an impressive 65% malt whisky content, with Highland malt Ardmore at the heart of the blend.
Distributed locally by Beam Global Malaysia, Teacherís Origin is currently available at Movida (Sunway Giza, Petaling Jaya), and The Whisky Bar (Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur), with more outlets to stock it in the future.
Hennessy Artistry: The Global Art of Mixing returned to Kuala Lumpur for the first time in 2012, with a grand party at KWC KL on Sept 8. There were performances by Dutch vocal powerhouse Eva Simons and Jakartaís cult-status DJ Angger Dimas.
Partygoers also learned how to make their own Hennessy VSOP long drinks such as Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger and Hennessy Soda at the Hennessy Art of Mixing Zone.
The party was the final event leading up to the grand culmination of the H-Artistry Global Art of Mixing Trilogy series slated for Nov 3. For more information about Hennessy Artistry, and how you can be part of it, visit h-artistry.com.my.