While I may have forgotten the exact circumstances of how I acquired a number of labels, a number of them stick out for a variety of reasons.
This has got to be Scream Time Action Beer The name says it all. What the !!
What I call Yanjing "street beer". The cheapest bulk beer available in Beijing costing about 30 cents US for a 600ml bottle. Why buy shampoo ?
Favourite Foreign Brand
Of the commonly available foreign brands, Asahi Super Dry probably was the premium beer of choice at our place.
Favourite Dark Beer
I quite like dark beers and they were few and far between. Some were quite flat and syrupy. But I liked the TsingTao Black although I only ever found it in one small shop not far from home.
Most Inspired Names
Shanghai's Reeb clearly came out of a long thinktank session. A few too many "bai jiu"s went into the Dreamland labelling. Some fitness fanatics had a go with Jinchuan Health Beer. The environmentalists have their own Baoji Ecological Beer. Feeling a bit wet ? Try a Dry Beer. Feeling a bit stale ? Well, have Fresh Beer. A bit flat ? Put a zing back in your step with a Sparkling Beer. However, I am deeply concerned about the Da Jiang Crystal Limpid Beer.