Beer is very popular in the Philippines and
the largest local brewer San Miguel is one of the largest in
South East Asia. San Miguel was established in 1890 by a
Spaniard, since then it has grown to one of the largest
corporations in the Philippines. San Miguel owns many breweries
including Anker in
Indonesia and James Boag in Australia, as well making brandy and
gin the also manufacture foods and Coca-Cola under license.
Despite San Miguel's blue chip strength there still is plenty of
room in the Philippine market for other brewers with Asia
Breweries also being a top player in the Asian beer market and
is possibly the Philippines second largest brewery.
San Miguel locally brews San
Miguel Pale Pilsner, Super Dry, Strong Ice Red Horse and Gold
Eagle as well as brewing Miller Genuine Draft and Lowenbrau, beers under license. The most popular brand Pale Pilsner is
a light and refreshing beer with a crisp taste.
Colt 45 Lager
Brewed by Asia Brewery Incorporated under
license along with Lone Star, Stag and Carlsberg. Many people
say this 6.5% beer with a distinct taste is smooth, easy to
drink and much better than its American cousin it shares it name
This 5.00% beer is a distinct full bodied
tasting pale pilsner that "has been developed for young drinkers
in mind" according to the brewer Asian Breweries.
Beer Na Beer
This 6.00% beer is a uniquely Philippine beer from Asian
Breweries. It's label is very familiar, maybe even reminiscent
of rival San Miguel's Pale Pilsner Label. This beer has a
smooth, clean refreshing beer taste that has won 3 Monde
Selection Gold Medals in Brussels. It is reasonably priced in
the Philippines and therefore is quite popular on tap in
bars as well as in bottles and cans.