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Old 12-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Planning a trip to visit relatives stationed in Tapei and know nothing about the area. Any homebrewers in the area who can tell me where to get a good beer while there? Any local beers that are worth trying? Need help on a brew day?

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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Tapei or Taipei?

If you find anything good in Taipei, let me know. I'm headed there next month on business.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Tapei or Taipei?

If you find anything good in Taipei, let me know. I'm headed there next month on business.
Taipei, Taiwan. My spelling obviously needs work.

Will do...

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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Found this online: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...ei-Taipei.html

Seems there are at least three places that might have OK or better beer in Taipei. I will report back on them if I get a chance to get to them...from other reviews I found online, most of the beers in Taipei appear to be run of the mill lagers...fizzy yellow beers. Ugh!

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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So this is what I have found out so far...

It was hard to find some of the bars here as they are stuck in a corner of a huge mall. Made it to Gordon Biersch and the beer was good. Had the Pilsner, the Schwarzbier, and the Marzen. Liked them all. Tried to go to Le Ble d'Or but could not find it...will try again. Found some local, small watering holes that had Carlsbad, Bud, Heineken, and a stray Belgian or two.

Best find so far was in Costco! They have a case of Gordon Biersch beers with IPA, Pale, Amber, and Lager in them for a little less than $900 NT or about $30 US.

The local Taiwan beers are pretty boring and tasteless.

Will post back if I find anything else...

 
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #6
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The Taiwan beer gave me a headache. I usually stuck with canned heineken in Taiwan.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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The Taiwan beer gave me a headache. I usually stuck with canned heineken in Taiwan.
May have been in the time when they suposedly put formaldehyde in their beer?

Went to Le ble D'or tonight...beer was like drinking carbonated water. Real disappointment. Went to Gordon Biersch afterwards and had 3 decent beers.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=190506&CtNode=427

Ps- I lived in Taiwan for one year, let me know if you want any advice on what to do or where to go. It's a awesome place.

 
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=190506&CtNode=427

Ps- I lived in Taiwan for one year, let me know if you want any advice on what to do or where to go. It's a awesome place.
I had a blast in Taiwan! The beer left a LOT to be desired though. I could get bottled beers, but not much in the way of craft beer. Heineken, Bud, Corona, Taiwan beer are pretty abundant. Gordon Biersch was the closest thing to craft I found. Jolly's beers were a nice try, but tailored to a drinking segment that likes weak, tasteless beers. This is a market RIPE for a good nano or larger craft brewer! I spent time in the north, south, and middle of the island and did not drink much. Still I saw a lot of mountains, lakes, temples, and ate a lot of great food. Well worth the trip. Just don't expect a beer scene cuz it doesn't exist there!

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:45 AM   #10
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Regarding homebrew related discussion. here's some info for your reference.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/taiwan-298890/

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