We are experimenting with stocking a few Thai Craft Beers and Imported Beers at the SugarCane. We have had some success with these beers at Chiang Dao Nest 1 and 2 and are seeing whether it is worth having them available at the SugarCane too.
They may be suitable to accompany your lunch, or perhaps to enjoy before you head out in the evening.
Thai Craft Beer brewing is still in it’s infancy. By their nature, these beers can be a hit and miss affair, and there is a wide variety of flavours. They are probably best avoided unless you are prepared to take a chance as they are pricey, particularly in comparison to the Chang, Leo, Singha etc. There are some online reviews of some of these Thai Craft Beers out there, please check them if you are concerned that you might be disappointed. Do bear in mind that in the end it comes down to personal taste.
As mentioned above, these beers are not cheap. Due to very restrictive brewing laws in Thailand these beers are usually brewed by Thai Brewers (often in collaboration with local craft brewers) in a neighbouring or nearby country (Laos , Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Japan and Australia) and imported into Thailand. They are then subject to a high alcohol import duty, which is why they are so costly.
Our hope is that if they can prove a sizeable enough demand that eventually the Thai government may open up the brewing market inside Thailand to allow the Thai Craft Beer enthusiasts to operate completely within Thailand (and with lower taxes / prices!). Not sure if that is just wishful thinking (or wishful drinking!?).
For good bars nearby / realatively nearby that serve Thai Craft Beer try - Namton's House Bar (serves many other imported craft beers too) or The Grumpy Old Men : My Beer Friend Taproom
We will also be offering a small range of imported beers from time to time..
Important note While we will try to stock interesting and quality beers, wines and spirits it is important to note that we are not a bar, and our restaurant closes at 19.00pm. As we are located centrally there are many options within a short walk, or taxi journey, where you can party late into the night.
After 10pm we require guests to be quiet and respectful of other guests. We are a family-friendly place - If you are wanting accommodation where you can have a late night party then please look elsewhere.