David vs.Goliath: A Face-Off Between Katipunan Craft Ales and San Miguel BeerDecember 29,2018
- Nico GocoWords
Drinking beer in the Philippines is practically a national past time.我们中的一些人只是偶尔喝酒，其他人每周五放纵一下，and we all have that one friend who will use any excuse to consume his weight in beer at least a couple of times a week.
Our choices,though,have been limited.虽然有许多本地和国际品牌可供选择，San Miguel still dominates the market.It leaves us with little variety when it comes to taste and style.
为了填补当地啤酒市场的空白，a counter-culture movement of 必威MG电子home and craft brewers has been steadily growing,successfully making their own beers to suit just about anyone's unique preferences.They can be found all over the country,为他们的爱好者提供不同风格和口味的啤酒。In Manila,一家这样的啤酒酿造厂已经迈出了下一步，把他们的啤酒引入当地的商业市场。
Meet Katipunan Craft Ales.Formed by a group of friends who are passionate about beer,the brewery is trying to ferment a revolution to challenge our perceptions on what beer should be.
Even though they've only been commercially brewing for a couple of years,they have found much goodwill and success among the drinking circles of Manila,as well as the rest of the country.They make a few different brews,but it is their flagship product that best embodies their brewing philosophy: ale that represents the revolutionary spirit of the Filipino.
今天，我们将这个反叛者与西班牙征服者的象征作斗争，San Miguel Beer.Will it be a worthy face-off?请在下面找到。
As we've established before，啤酒在我心中占有特殊的地位。It's easy to see why I was so excited to give this brew a try.
Katipunan Craft's signature brew is called the Indio Pale Ale,a nod to the India Pale Ale.It is a classic type of ale that is distinguished by a distinct hoppy,或者苦味。
Pouring the beer into a glass shows a deep golden,almost brown,color.You can immediately smell its fruity and faintly hoppy aroma.You'll also see a few particles floating around,but this is perfectly safe and normal.它们只是发酵后剩下的产物。
味道很辣。It's far more bitter than what the local large breweries offer,but it is not an unpleasant kind of bitterness.In fact,it helps to better round out the flavor of the beer.你也可以尝到酸味，水果味，略带麦芽糖的甜味。
This is a beer that goes well with food.我吃了汉堡和薯条，and the food made the drinking experience all the more enjoyable.The flavors balance well,果味变得更加明显。
It's a different enough experience that you'll be curious and eager to try it again.
We pitted the Indio Pale Ale against San Miguel's Super Dry,a beer that boasts a character all its own.
So,will Katipunan Craft Ales ever knock San Miguel Beer from its throne?Probably not.Indio Pale Ale is priced at PHP 150 (that's straight from the source,从经销商那里买会更贵）。That's more than thrice the cost of the most expensive brew that San Miguel offers.
虽然它永远也无法实现中小企业的财务成功，Katipunan Craft Ales has already succeeded in sparking the revolution it initially sought.Yes,indeed.They've helped change how many Filipinos think and feel about beer.Nowadays,more and more people no longer see beer as something you simply gulp down,让他们真正花时间品尝和欣赏啤酒的味道。
做工精良的手工啤酒和你从7/11买的东西在味道上的差别是日夜不停的。Drinking one after the other only makes it easier to taste the blandness in most big-name beers.
为了这次正面交锋，Indio Pale Ale has the upper hand when it comes to being full-flavored and well-balanced.虽然我们不t see it toppling San Miguel as a regularly consumed beer,如果你愿意的话，麦芽酒是一个很好的选择。”正在寻找一种美味的啤酒，one that would go well with a nice meal.
印度淡啤酒是一种很好的饮料，one that demands your attention.它是，perhaps,what makes it all the more different from your usual bottle.
Have you tried the Indio Pale Ale or other craft beers?Have you tried brewing your own beer at 必威MG电子home?请在评论中告诉我们！！
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