Guinness Anchor Berhad is the company that houses a lot of good booze brands under it. Heineken, Tiger, Guinness and Anchor to name a few. That big compound is also the brewery where they make all their beer and somewhere in that compound is "The Tavern".
A pub for everyone who works at GAB to get free flow beer every day!
Not too long ago, Heineken invited a number of Nuffnang bloggers to the Tavern for the first time to have dinner and drinks with their staff. When I say "drinks", I mean nothing less than the freshest beer in the country. The beer at the Tavern comes fresh out of the brewery that makes it housed in the same compound!
We learned a whole lot about beer. Let me give you an example.
Now you guys would think that a bartender's job is easy right? I mean just get a beer mug and pour beer from the tap. Well... not really... if you want to do it right.
When you pour beer from the tap you have to pour from a 45 degree angle in the beginning and then slowly straighten your mug as it fills up. This is to make sure that the foam at the end just reaches the top by the time you're done.
If the mug is not full or overflows after the foam settles then you've basically failed your bartending test.
We all took turns to try and some of us like Huai Bin here even found it hard enough to get beer into the mug. He eventually ended up filling half the mug with just foam so much that it looks more like a cappuccino than beer to me.
LOOK AT THAT!
How he developed that skill... I have no clue.
Ironically the girls there that night did a far better job pouring beer than the guys.
Cynthia did a great job. It wasn't a "perfect pour" but it was far better than the effort of all of us guys combined.
If I poured beer for all of you whenever you ordered it, it would only be half full. We spent the rest of the night drinking free flow Heineken and ended up chatting with the Heineken team who invited us: Jasmine and Iryne.
They showed us some cool things that Heineken was doing online like this new online multiplayer game they had on their website.
Last year Heineken had a big public screening of the UEFA Champions League in South Africa. This year’s screening though is going to be in Thailand so the online game is a massive virtual raft race from South Africa to Thailand.
You can join fleets and compete with people from all around the world and the winner will win a free trip to Thailand to watch the UEFA Champions League finals at an event there. Heineken parties are just the best, I’ve been to so many even back in KL and they never disappoint.
You get to customize your raft too. Mine had a nice deck chair for me to chill on while I “float” away to Thailand.
Anyway we ended the night all a little high from the booze but happy.
Heineken parties just never disappoint. The next one in KL is going to be on the 25th of April at the Hap Seng Star Mercedes-Benz Auto Haus on Jalan Sultan Ismail. They’re bringing in an international alternative rock/hip hop group called The Bumblebeez but here’s the best part: They’re going to be setting up huge projectors to project mock Roman architecture, making the entire place look like Rome from the inside. SERIOUSLY!
If you wanna know more about some Heineken events coming up, click here.
As I lay in bed that night I kept trying to figure out what it was I found so difficult about pouring beer from a tap into my mug. Seriously!
One day... one day I shall master the art of pouring beer...