Interestingly the most popular beers in Malaysia are owned by
foreign companies like the Danish Carlsberg and the Heineken
owned Anchor Beer that is brewed in neighboring Singapore. Many
other Asian countries also locally produce and sell some of
their brands in Malaysia like the Thai owned Singha and Leo or
the Philippine Stag and San Miguel.
Bottled beer is the most
popular packaging in Malaysia with Draught beer only accounting for
around 12% of the market. Also popular are a range of shandy's that are
canned beer mixed with lemonade.
This 5% beer is traditionally a Thai beer but
it is brewed locally in Malaysia by Carlsberg. Carlsberg claim
they brew it in Malaysia to suit Malaysian tastes therefore it
is brewed full-bodied with a little more bite than its Thai
cousin, it tastes distinctively smooth and refreshing with a
golden yellow color.
Tiger beer originates in Singapore but is
also brewed locally in Malaysia for the Malaysian market. Tiger
is becoming very popular all across Asia as Tigers owners Asia
pacific Breweries continue to set up breweries all across Asia.
Tiger is also one of the more popular Asian beers to bee
exported from Asia.