Beer in Thailand

There are two main brewers in Thailand, the Thai Beverage company (better known as ThaiBev), and the Boon Rawd Brewery. Thaibev makes Chang and Archa, whilst Boon Rawd make Leo and Singha.

Chang lager comes in four varieties; Classic (6.4% abv), Export (5.0%), Light (4.2%) and Draught (5.0%). The export is a 100% malt beer, whilst the others are all brewed with rice.

The label for each of them bears the legend 'Pride of Thailand'. Chang is the shirt sponsor of the English Premier League football team Everton FC. Archa is rated at 5.4% abv, and won a gold medal at the 2007 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). The label claims that it is 'Finest Quality Lager'.

Singha is available in a 5.0% abv draught version, or the 3.5% abv Singha Light, introduced in 2006. Leo is rated at 5.0% abv, and it's tag-line is 'Smooth and Great Taste'.

The Boon Rawd Brewery has recently announced that they have come to an agreeement with Carlsberg to brew that lager in Thailand.

In addition to these brewers, there is also the Thai Asia Pacific Brewery, based in Nonthaburi, which produces Heineken, Cheers and Tiger.


N.B. abv = alcohol by volume

posted on: 19.09.2013 - last update on: 13.09.2016

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