2007-06-03

'Chennai'., the beer deprieved city.

After one hell of a ride across the city under the hot sun., you step into a local bar to find out they dont have a mug of chilled lager for you. And., they serve you something called 'Madras pilsner'. Not a very bad beer., but still not a lager. Aaargghhh...

Been seeing this lately. Its become increasingly hard to get beer in the city. Cant get even stupid sand-piper at TASMAC. A KF-lager is a blessing. Twice last month 'zarras' served sand-piper because they did not have kf-lager. Last tuesday bikes ran out of draught beer at 19:00., with hardly any crowd. Even the bloody boot-legger does not have kf-cans.

What am I doing in this shit-hole. grrr...

15 comments:

Arvind said...

The 'Madras Pilsner' is NOT a bad beer?!??
Puh-Leeez!
It's terrible.. It leaves such a horrible after-taste, it makes you think you've just drunk raw sewage..
Of course, my tastebuds might've got screwed coz I had Pilsner right after a can of Heineken.. :P

I don't know why or HOW they run out of other beers.. It sucks!

If you're starting a rally, or a signing petition, you have my wholehearted support!
Chennai sucks when it comes to freedom of liquor..
Hope there's a light at the end of this all..

Da Rodent said...

@arvind: Hmm., its a pilsener. And., thats how it tastes. However., it is not as bad as sand-piper or black-knight etc.. Its definitely not as good as kf-lager.

As long as we are forced to drink beer brewed in Tamilnadu., we always get poor quality beer.

Just Me said...

Truly a pressing issue :P

Mark Isuak said...

beer with it !

Da Rodent said...

@justme: duh!! obviously.. you have absolutely no clue how important beer is.. :P

Da Rodent said...

@mark: well... how do you 'beer with it' without the beer :-S

Arpita said...

Atleast you can reduce your paunch this way!

Da Rodent said...

@arpita: uh!! paunch?? which paunch?? whose paunch???

[joe promptly pulls his stomach in and straightens the shirt]

manasa said...

i had a no clue what beer means to a person who is addicted to it,until now :-P

The Depressed Doormat said...

@Arvind: I have never been for prohibition, but having seen what I have in Chennai, the lack of any social conscience wrt drinking is appalling. That being said, it is as bad everywhere else in the country. Then again, beer isn't the main culprit, stronger liquors are.

@Rodent: If I am not mistaken, Lagers and Pilseners are pretty much the same thing. Pilseners are just a sub-set of Lagers. Feel free to correct me.

Da Rodent said...

@manasa: :-S nope.. i'm not an alcoholic.

@the_depressed_doormat: Yup., pilseners are a sub-set of lagers. However., pilseners have stronger hop flavour in them. Thats the reason for the comparatively stronger 'bitterness' which modern lagers dont have.

The Depressed Doormat said...

But then ale's are more bitter than all of the above. So you don't like an ale?

Da Rodent said...

@the_depressed_doormat: Hmm., never had an ale so cant say. However., I was not complaining about the madras pilsner. Its not bad beer. Arvind does not like it :P And., I really dont like 'sweet drinks' :P., so maybe i'll like ale if i get my hand at it.

Anonymous said...

You are right sir!! we cant even get a foster or Carlesbarg here .. all we have is Kingfisher that too not chilled!!!

tijujohn83 said...

cmon.. i coulnd't even find Kingfisher.. don't tell me. Chennai sucks in all aspects!