Beer Uncle @ Paseo shopping mall

Beer Uncle @ Paseo shopping mall

I think I’ve managed to find possibly the only bar in a shopping center in Thailand.

Beer Uncle, located at Paseo Shopping Mall on Ramkhamhaeng Road, is a quaint spot with a couple of fridges full of craft beers which, it has to be said, ain’t the cheapest.

But if you want to drink quality beers while the wife is looking at shoes and handbags, will you really be arguing about price? Husband daycare ain’t free, folks!

Last Friday night after doing the shopping at Villa Market, I dragged the wife in there for a few and left 6 or so beers later.

BTW, they don’t do wine, spirits or softies – just beer, my kind of place 😉

Here’s what I got through:

[Ed – the tasting notes in blockquotes are from the respective brewers. Take as such.]

  1. Slooow Mo 100% Mosaic-Hopped IPA – Knee Deep Brewing (STYLE: IPA | ALC/VOL: 6.5% | IBU: 41)

    Great beer to start with, had no idea it was that strong 555 (Laughing in Thai)

    This light-bodied, single hopped Mosaic IPA is bursting with aromas of ripe summer berries, citrus and passionfruit. Flavorful enough to sip, and smooth enough to crush

    .

  2. Lost Coast Hazy IPA (STYLE: IPA | ALC/VOL: 6.7% | IBU: 38)

    Loaded with Mosaic and Citra Hops, the aroma is bursting with citrus and fruit. Notably orange, grape, passion fruit and blueberry come to the forefront. Paired with barley, rolled oats and East Coast Ale Yeast, the texture is silky and refreshing and the appearance is hazy gold.

    My pick of the bunch – best beer of the night, this is what an IPA should taste like!

  3. Fogcutter Double IPA (STYLE: IPA | ALC/VOL: 8.4% | IBU: 70)

    Fogcutter is our first true double IPA, and it’s quite the work of art. Yeah, it’s bitter, but it’s supposed to be. And the variety of malt flavors and aroma help balance it all out, as any good DIPA deserves. The bright, citrusy nose is born from the extra dry-hop from Cascade, Centennial, Crystal, Chinook, and Citra hops.

    I was underwhelmed with this one, maybe Double IPA’s not my thing – look at that IBU rating? (Bottle says 80 IBU..)

    Anyway, nothing against the beer. 8.7% F me! No wonder I got so shitfaced in just 3 hours. Wasn’t reading labels – a tip for you youngsters right there!

  4. Behemoth ‘Murica! APA (STYLE: APA | ALC/VOL: 6.0% | IBU: 50)

    This here beer is for all y’all with a henkerin’ fir freedom, freedom to enjoy all them there hops. We done used good ol’ malts and gussied it up wit loads of granny-slappin’ good ’murican hops. Pick up ya britches, get ya clob hoppers on and enjoy this here ’murica pale ale. YEEHAW!

    The kiwi’s did OK here – liked this one a lot! Has won some medals so I’m not the only one 😉

    BTW, APA = American Pale Ale, m’kay!

  5. La Trappe TRAPPIST Dubbel (STYLE: Ale | ALC/VOL: 7% | IBU: 22)

    La Trappe Dubbel is a classic, dark Trappist ale with a full malty, caramel-sweet taste and a subtle influence of dates, honey and dried fruits.

    You can’t go wrong picking a Trappist ale now, can you?

  6. Ballast Point Victory at Sea (STYLE: Porter | ALC/VOL: 10% | IBU: 60)

    Our Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold-brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.

    This is one of the best porters you will ever drink. Amazing – make sure it’s your last of the night.

When I got home I was drunk and was sent to bed without any dinner 🙁 No wonder I was pissed! It was only when typing this post up that I realised just how strong those beers were – NONE under 6% abv. I ran the numbers through an online calculator which reports a total consumption of 11.59 Unit(s) – in three hours on a somewhat empty stomach.

Makes sense now..

I dragged a six-pack home and will report on that shortly. The wife dealt admirably with my craft beer madness on the night which put the credit card into a tail-spin. Sorry, babe!

Anyway, ticks “Getting blind-rotten drunk at a shopping center” off the bucket list.

Nice one, cra1gster!

If you’re keen on checking Beer Uncle out, here’s a map.

PS: Shout out to the Swedish guy (pictured left) who we had a few beers with on the night. Sorry pal, don’t remember your name (*laughs*). Nice to meet ya!

PPS: Thanks to the owner who gave me a few beer glasses, one of which was a nice full-size wheatie – great guy! You did well out of me sir, but I enjoyed the evening even though the next day was a write-off. Meh, sometimes that’s what Saturdays are for.

(feature image cr foursquare.com – I didn’t drink that one. Beers available change frequently.)

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