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Strongbow’s new variants

December 1st, 2014 · ~ Booze news / new products ~

The world’s number one cider Strongbow has just released three interesting varieties, which are in addition to the regular Strongbow cider.

The party to launch the trio was awesome, and took place at a really cool spot in an industrial park in PJ. The snacks were great too.

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Head trim not included

A chilled-out upper deck

A chilled-out upper deck

Gave this section a miss

Gave this station a miss, looked interesting tho

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeese

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeese

The outdoor

The outdoor

GAB and Strongbow launched three new flavours for our market – Elderflower (ABV 4.5%), Honey (5%) and Gold (5%).

Triple play

Triple play

Ta daa!

Ta daa!

The Honey, tho having the aroma of honey was surprisingly not as sweet as expected, and still crisp, while the Elderflower is obviously floral on the nose, as well as flavour, but the infusion of lime balances it out. The Strongbow Gold i thought was tangy and crisp, with a more flavoursome, bittersweet finish.

The drinks were served over ice, probably to make it more refreshing and less sweet.

It was an interesting launch. There was live music as well as FOUR bars.

Outdoor bar

Outdoor bar

Elderflower bar

Elderflower bar

The Honey bar

The Honey bar

Strongbow has been making ciders a little longer than me and Baad Apples – 125 years, and is the world-leader. The new ciders will be available on and off-trade from today (Dec 1).

Drink your apples.

 

Brain damage: 8/10

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New booze gear from huggaz

November 11th, 2014 · ~ Beer (lager / ale / stout) ~, ~ Booze news / new products ~, ~ Cool drinkers' gifts ~, ~ Wine, tuak & champy ~

huggaz drinking accessories has new designs for its Road Series beer can koozies.

The choices for drinkers has increased quite a bit, and some of my buddies are collecting all the designs.

The new designs use colour more significantly.

huggaz Rainbow

huggaz Rainbow

 

huggaz Beachy

huggaz Beachy

 

huggaz Sarong

huggaz Sarong

 

huggaz Nam

huggaz Nam

 

huggaz Army

huggaz Army

 

Smiley

Shady

 

...and Smiley

…and Smiley!

 

Mock - Copy

The Kinky Blue Fairy has customized huggaz koozies

 

As does a Mexican restaurant in Penang

As does this Mexican restaurant in Penang

 

huggaz can koozies, beer bottle koozies and insulated wine carriers are available at the online store or at the outlets here.

huggaz will also be available (by one of the bars) at Urbanscapes 2014 on Dec 6 in Genting Highlands.

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The cool Heineken tent @ KLGCC

November 1st, 2014 · ~ Beer (lager / ale / stout) ~, ~ Events ~

 

The CIMB Classic went down from Oct 30 - Nov 2 at KLGCC

The CIMB Classic went down from Oct 30 – Nov 2 at KLGCC

Heineken was one of the sponsors, and set-up an awesome tent for guests

Heineken was one of the sponsors, and set-up an awesome tent for guests

Very cool interior

Very cool interior…

With extra cold beer

And extra cold beer

Place to hang

Place to hang

 

Nice views, from the 14th hole of the course

Nice views, on the 14th hole of the course

 

Ben cookin up a real storm, with Heineken cocktails

Ben cookin up a real storm, with Heineken cocktails

 

Brain damage: 7.5/10

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Swag Bar & Grill

October 27th, 2014 · ~ Bars / Clubs / Restaurants ~

In a cool bungalow near a pool is Swag (03-7932 2307), which opened a few months ago. It’s a food and beverage outlet, with the restaurant on the ground floor and the bar / party spot and balcony upstairs.

The joint

The joint

The bar area is a tight, loft-like spot with black walls and various types of cool furniture. Tunes at Swag are cool, mostly house. There’s a DJ console as well.

Love the lamps over the bar

Love the lamps over the bar

 

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The huge Mojito comes with a double shot of rum

Tried a few of the bar’s cocktails, starting with Ask For Pegu, which is Tanqueray gin, Triple Sec, Angostura Bitters, and fresh lime. ($26, all prices nett).  A soothing drink, opined my review partner. It tastes like an aperitif, with bitter-herbal flavours.

Pegu

Pegu

The Green Boblin ($25) is awesome stuff. Refreshing with a clash of flavours. It’s minty, melony, a little on the sweet side, but well-tempered by the vodka. It’s a combi of two shots of Smirnoff, one shot of Midori, and a mint-herb mix. Named after bartender Bob.

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The Boblin

Didn’t really try the food items on the menu – it ranges from bruschetta, burgers, steak, roast chicken, grilled lamb, skewers, etc. Menu looks very interesting, and you can have the food upstairs if you prefer.

Beer prices are reasonable, with 3 Guinness pints for $60 nett. And all prices shown on the menu are nett.

It now opens for brunch/lunch on Sats and Suns. Ladies Night is every Wednesday, and Quiz Nights Tuesdays. Happy hours are 4-8pm. (Closed Mondays)

The restaurant section

The restaurant section

And the bar upstairs

And the bar upstairs

Sunset drinks

Sunset drinks

All cocktails are made with premium spirits. No Klang piss in cocktails here, unlike some established bars.

Swag is located in PJ Palms sports centre, near Waikiki Bar, and the FB page is here. Checkitout.

Party comin up!

Thirsty

Brain damage: 6.5/10

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