Via our Contribute Page
, we learn that ISpyShanghai.com
is a glutton for punishment
recently conducted a taste test
of beers readily (and cheaply) available in Shanghai. The photo above shows the awful selection they had to choose between, although only seven brews were ranked (we’re not sure why … maybe they got sick?). REEB
came in at the bottom and Harbin
(owned by Budweiser) came out on top. If we had to choose one of the above, we’d probably go with Asahi
, but that’s only because their cans have stay-on tabs
(invented in 1974, still on their way to the Mainland). It probably doesn’t count as readily available, but they should have tried Xinjiang Black Beer
, which is the best Chinese beer we’ve tasted (we know that is not saying much, but at least it’s got some flavor).
Lads, next time we recommend splurging on a six pack from Sherpa’s
. Or Old Speckled Hen
is only 11 kuai around corner from Shanghaiist headquarters. So bring over some “tucker” and we’ll throw back a few.