Beer Alert & Directory IV

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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby ceevee369 » 11 Dec 2011, 22:15

My emotions gave in when seeing not less than 8 Belgian Beers on the shelf in the Carrefour here in Linkou.
In Linkou for god sake ! :thumbsup:
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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby GoWest » 12 Dec 2011, 19:04

deceasedtrainspotter wrote:Try Go West in Taichung. I don't see Fuller's on their menu but they do have a selection of other delicious beers and cider ... oh cider :lick:

http://www.gowestenterprise.com/site/index.php


Hi,

We don't stock any Fuller's beer as we import exclusively the range of Greene King / Belhaven brands which in my opinion generally have a superior taste to their fullers counterparts.
Regarding the porter which was requested, We import Belhaven Scottish Stout @ ABV 7%. This is a platinum award winning triple malt stout with a roasted chocolate flavour. Give it a shot, I'm sure you won;t be disappointed.

As Xmas is approaching if anybody is interested then pls contact us for our Xmas promotion.

Cheers for now.
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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby teggs » 12 Dec 2011, 23:04

Gowest, would you mind posting info on your Christmas deal here?
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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby GoWest » 21 Dec 2011, 15:38

teggs wrote:Gowest, would you mind posting info on your Christmas deal here?


Christmas Beer Pack delivered to your door free of charge. Offer ends Dec 31st 2011.

2 x Hen's Tooth Bottle Conditioned Strong Ale (nearest thing to real ale in a bottle)
2 x Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA
2 x Belhaven Scottish Stout
2 x Vintage Ale
2 x Old Speckled Hen Pale Ale
2 x Abbot Ale (Amber Ale)

All the above bottles are 500ml. NTD1,450 inc 2 x branded beer glasses and delivered to your door free of charge. For enquiries call 04 2451 4520 or email sales@gowestenterprise.com

Merry Christmas.

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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby quid_nunc » 21 Dec 2011, 17:38

Greene King beers are mass-produced, bland and boring compared to Fullers. No contest.
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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby boyle.tw » 22 Dec 2011, 08:26

ANCHOR’S 2011 CHRISTMAS ALE
Anchor Brewing Brews its 37th Annual Christmas Ale
Every year since 1975, the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer have brewed a distinctive and uniqure Christmas Ale, which is available from early November to mid-January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year – as is the tree on the label – but the intent with which we offer it remainds the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons, appears born anew. Our tree for 2011 is the bristlecone pine. Found high atop California’s White Mountains, bristlecones are among the oldest living things on the planet. Some date back nearly 5,000 years, to the dawn of the ancient art of brewing.

This year's ale is dark, malty, full-bodied, with hints of Christmas spices (clove & cinnamon?). 5.5% abv. Very special!

For the first time ever, Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale will be available in Taiwan. Price is NT$2400 per case of 24 x 12 oz bottles. Less than 50 cases are available. Please contact
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Cell: 0935-150015 Fax: 02-28771182
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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby GoWest » 22 Dec 2011, 13:32

quid_nunc wrote:Greene King beers are mass-produced, bland and boring compared to Fullers. No contest.


Thank you for your comments. Everyone's fully entitled to their own opinion which is very subjective, naturally.
Many drinkers would agree with you and certainly many more would disagree, too.

Mega lager beer brands are generally mass produced, Greene king's range of craft ales which collectively inc many brands, also include smaller craft brewers like Belhaven brewery in Scotland is certainly not mass produced although demand is increasing for premium quality select ales and as a result so is production, but still produced in very limited amounts in comparison to the likes of the big lager brands.

Bland and boring you say? This to me smells of a distinct lack of ale drinking experience and possibly a territorial statement, although I respect your opinion.

I was the 1st importer of Fullers in Taiwan and certainly due to it being from London did very well commercially at first, however there were very few reports that Fullers was superior to Greene King / Belhaven contest wise.

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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby TheGingerMan » 27 Dec 2011, 22:20

I recently had the occasion to sample some more of GoWest's products. For Christmas I had me some Belhaven Stout, and some Hen's Tooth Ale.
The Stout was truly fine: loverly texture, a nice finishing flavour, and held it's elements to the end of the glass.
The Ale was magnificent. Fine flavour, excellent body, chock full of vitamins, and an exemplary embodiment of what an ale should be.

I would like to thank the chaps at GoWest for coming through rather well on a bit of a deadline order logistically. My order was handled well, delivered quite on time, and all in all, served up in a thoughful and efficient manner. It was also nice getting some nice pint glasses as part of that Christmas special. :thumbsup:

Some of my more urban dwelling fine beer fellow travellers might well be able to take advantage of some of their products at places like Jason's:
http://gowestenterprise.com/points-of-sale.html

Others, such as meself , shall seek of their service, and order in some cases to our homes.
Chinese New Year is early this year, might as well stock up on some very good beer indeed. For I have a few friends that would surely love something real bottlish.
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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby Belgian Pie » 31 Dec 2011, 21:26

It's not an alert ... but hey, right now I'm drinking this wonderful 8 year old (2004) Gouden Carolus, Cuvee of the Emperor Belgian beer ... at room temperature, it's better than a great wine, way better than a Guinness ... just heavenly. :discodance:


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Re: Beer Alert & Directory IV

Postby tyrub42 » 14 Jan 2012, 23:24

To GoWest, thanks a lot for the offer. I picked up a bottle of that Scottish Stout this past weekend. Not my thing, personally (Nice body, gentle, creamy mouthfeel, and not a bad beer, but waaaaaay overdone on the smokeyness for my taste), but it is always nice to have extra options here in TW.

For me, the Fullers porter just has the "it" factor that makes me think that they couldn't have done the style any better (as does the Rochefort 10), which is why I am willing to pay the 150 NT it costs (but it would have been cool to have found it cheaper). I honestly wouldn't have expected it from Fullers, which generally strikes me as bland and uninspired (although admittedly I am a pretty typical American hop head in general, which makes most British ales not my thing). I just noticed their "Past Masters Double Stout" at the same place I buy the porter, so I picked up a bottle. I haven't tried it yet, but I am hoping it can hold a candle to the porter.

On an off topic, I read on a very ooooooooooooold post (I think it was one of the first Forumosa beer directories) that Jasons had Old Rasputin several years ago. Has anyone seen it recently? If so, where and how much? That is a very nice Imperial stout, and it would be great to be able to get it.

Finally, just want to give a thanks to Jim Boyle. I have ordered two cases of Anchor from him and look forward to doing more business in the future. Great products, and very nice guy. Thanks a lot!
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