Vietnamese Alcohol Brands You’ll (Learn To) Love

It’s no secret that beer is beloved in Vietnam. However, the country’s slowly emerging wine and liquor markets are also producing new and noteworthy brands that are definitely deserving of a taste. Trying these Vietnamese alcohol brands might just lead to the discovery of your new favourite tipple – and even if that’s not the case, it will certainly be an experience.

333

The infamous 333, or ba ba ba, beer is Online Roulette lovable in part because its name is fun to say. Formerly called ‘Beer 33’, the brand became a firm favourite among American GIs during the Vietnam War and its popularity has endured. This cheap-and-cheerful beer might never win any awards for its outstanding flavour, but its iconic red-and-white label will certainly be a welcome sight on a sweltering hot day.

Don’t let the name fool you: Wall Street alcohol has very little to do

with New York’s financial district. It’s actually a blend of Scotch and local Vietnamese spirits that has become widely available throughout the country. It’s not technically a whiskey but is, for all intents and purposes, treated as one. Starting off sweet before delivering a kick, this liquor is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.

Huda

Hue’s famed lager brand is actually a silver medalist several times over, having won numerous prizes at international beer competitions. Brewed and bottled in the ancient capital, Huda can be found mainly in Central Vietnam, where it is a local favourite and a source of great pride.

Pasteur Street Brewing Company

Founded upon its eponymous street in Saigon in 2014, Pasteur Street Brewing Company quickly grew into one of Vietnam’s premier craft beer brands. The company combines local Vietnamese ingredients with American brewing styles to truly delicious effect. Pasteur Street produces over 200 different beers, but its Jasmine IPA is undoubtedly the jewel in its crown. With its floral flavour and jasmine aromas, this exquisitely refreshing brew has become a firm favourite among Vietnam’s craft beer crowd. We challenge you not to fall in love with it.

Saigon Beer

Available in Green, Red and Special varieties, Saigon beer is one of Vietnam’s stalwart alcohol brands. The differences between the three labels are slight, and you’ll find at least one of them in almost every bar – as well as in the hands of many a happy customer. Ubiquitous throughout Vietnam, Saigon beer is always a reliable choice of beverage. Its taste might not be the most exciting, but it’ll never let you down.

Passion Wine of Chile

Despite declaring itself a ‘wine of Chile’, Passion is very much a Vietnamese creation. The brand has the ambitious aim of becoming the number one wine in Vietnam by 2020, with hopes of encouraging the country’s budding ‘wine culture’. It’s the cheapest drinkable wine on most supermarket shelves, and for that it deserves a place in the heart of Vietnam’s wine drinkers.

Bia Ha Noi

Another of Vietnam’s local beers, Bia Ha Noi is unsurprisingly most popular in the north. Much like Saigon beer and Huda, it’s a pale lager that the city’s locals greatly enjoy. Bia Hanoi was the first of these local beers to enter the market and remains well-loved. No trip to the capital is complete without a sip of this proudly local product.

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