It doesn’t take us much beer to get happy these days. Give us an $8 Hoegaarden and a $10 Hacker-Pschorr Animator and consider us tickled.
Finding tasty alcoholic beverages in any Muslim country can be a real challenge. But thankfully, KL has a vibrant blogging community. One of the local blogs happens to be devoted exclusively to beer: Kennhyn Ang’s BeerBeer blog. BeerBeer has helped us unearth beer bars and helps us see what beers are being distributed locally.
You know us. We’re got all the local spots covered. After our visit to Craft Brews in Damansara we visited Bayernhaus at CapSquare. They have no Web site either but read about it on TimeOutKL. We were surprised to see a long lineup of bottles at the bar signaling their inventory. They were out of several of them but they had the Hopf selections, as well as the Hacker-Pschorr Animator.
A stone’s throw from our condo we have Brussels Beer Cafe (Hap Seng location) which does draft Hoegaarden at $8 during Happy Hours 6-8PM. Regular price bottles of Chimay Red, Chimay Blue, Tripel Karmeliet, Duvel, and others go for $10 a bottle.
Each bottle is the price of our total eating expenditures per day. That means one beer costs the same as both lunch and dinner for the two of us. Just think about that. One beer costs the same as four full meals.
Think of it this way: if a plate of food like this cost $8 in the US, your glass of (non-premium) beer would cost you $32.