Beers in Nepal
Beers is the Plural form of word “Beer”. Beer is one of the oldest drink all over the world. To be precise Beer is the third most popular drink after water and tea. Beer has a very oldest history . It is believed that Beer were started to consumed back from 5th Millennium BC in Iran. Beer is brewed from cereal grains most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize (corn), and rice are also used. During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the worth produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer. Most modern beer is brewed with hops, which add bitterness and other flavors and act as a natural preservative and stabilizing agent.
There Is a famous saying by Benjamin Franklin, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. Nepal is home to a few number of quality breweries that produce emphatically fine lager beer offering a refreshing and smooth drinking experience. The history of Beers in Nepal is not that old. Everest Premium Lager and Nepal Ice are the most popular brands, and they are also the best tasting. Bottles of San Miguel from the Philippines also were commonly found, it is also one of the popular beer found in brewery stores of Nepal. Most of the beers in Nepal has similar flavor profiles: Lightly sweet with a one-dimensional malt profile, a faint and herbal-like bitterness, and lingering notes of corn. Problem of load shedding , nowadays has been greatly solved, so the previously existing unrefrigerated problems in Beer has been solved.
Here are some of the popular Nepalese Beers :
The holy grail of Nepali beers, and the most popular in the market, Gorkha Beer comes from a brewery that holds almost 80% of Nepal’s beer market. Brewed in Nawalparasi, it was first introduced in 2006, using the finest hops, pure water, and high-quality barley malt. This clear golden lager beer has an alcohol content of 5%, and is endowed with a grainy aroma. Every sip of this mildly sweet and lightly bitter brew promises heady pleasure. It is available in 650 ml bottles, and costs Rs.320. Gorkha Beer is available in normal taste and in Extra strong taste. According to the buyers, the taste and satisfactions from this beer is incredible.
Nepal Ice is Brewed by Sun Gold Brewery in Nepal, It is a prime example of a thirst quenching beer, perfect to beat the oppressive heat of long summer days. The brewer produces a variety of different beers—Nepal Ice and Nepal Ice Natura, which are 5% alcohol content lager beers, and Nepal Ice Strong, which is malt-based, with 7% alcohol content. If you are into darker and stronger ale, then you would want to go for Nepal Ice Strong. Otherwise, if you are looking for a typical lager, opt for Nepal Ice, a simple lager perfectly executed .The price of Nepal Ice is about Rs. 300
Everest Beer was launched on May 26, 2003, to commemorate the golden jubilee of the historic ascent of Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hilary. A pale lager style beer, it is brewed by Mount Everest Brewery in Kathmandu. It is also one of the popular Nepali beer and it only takes 300 Nepalese rupees to buy this beer.
Nepalese beer are actually not in the standard meeting the export qualities but these beers are popular in Nepal and are the major portions of Nepalese brewery market.