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Online campaign kicked off to liberate craft beer making

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Online campaign kicked off to liberate craft beer making

By The Nation

 

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An arrest of a law graduate who made his own beer for self-consumption and sale led to heated online debates and a campaign on Change.org for the authorities to liberate craft beer making.

 

Thaopipop Limjitkorn, 28, was arrested over the weekend after Excise Department officials raided his three-storey shop house and found tools for making craft beer.

 

The man, who graduated from a law school, said he loved beer so he invented his own formula for making good-taste craft beer. He decided to bottle them for sale after his friends said they also loved the taste.

 

Full Story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30304806

 
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Can. Not! No. Good!
Him Thai. Him drink Leo, Chang, Singha.
If him middle class + him allowed to drink Heineken.
If him hiso-medium him allowed to drink Hoegaarden.

If him hiso-big him allowed *everything* 555

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Tough luck sunshine. Home-brew of any kind in Thailand is illegal your nothing special.:post-4641-1156693976: BTW have some I can sample.:partytime2:

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Hope they open more the doors for newcomers.
Diversity, especially with the current bland beer from the Thai Oligopol, would do well for a change of taste.
But the powerful oligopolists, will not leave any space for beer innovations.
Enjoy the present triple piss.

 
 
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  Whenever I tried home brewing in the uk, the results were not great, however it should be a basic human right to make your own beer for your own home.

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23 minutes ago, Tilacme said:

  Whenever I tried home brewing in the uk, the results were not great, however it should be a basic human right to make your own beer for your own home.

"...basic human rights". So you live in the UK? We are talking about Thailand here! 

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Beer in Thailand is boringly average and a bit over priced.  You can get German beer in China for less than what you can locally made Thai Heineken.    Not allowing your citizens to prosper in favor of supporting a couple of elitist families is just immoral.  This is just a shining example of elitist entitlements.      And who wouldn't love to compete with the family of Chitpas Bhirombhakdi, the beer heiress ?  NYT did a nice piece on her in 2014. 

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59 minutes ago, jonclark said:

Sad thing here is Thailand is really missing a fine opportunity.

 

Just imagine OTOP - instead of wicker basket, wood carvings, honey and fishermen trousers etc. Imagine OTOP beer - a different beer for each province; hand crafted and made, unique to each province. Now that would be a great tourism tour !!!

 

And the slogan - A taste of Thailand!!

A man with vision.

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13 hours ago, Brer Fox said:

"...basic human rights". So you live in the UK? We are talking about Thailand here! 

"tried" would suggest past tense

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Obviously some savvy underling/family member at ThaiBev or Boon Rawd would be wise to embrace this trend by encouraging local craft brewing: invest, purchase, market, etc.

 

I mean it's nothing new; the world's drinks conglomerates have been doing this for ages.

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Allow craft beer brewers and deprive their good mates at Thai Bev out of revenue???....Can't see this going too far!

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