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  • Samantha Chiew

Gila Gula Melaka Beer

Add a traditional twist as you ease your way into the Christmas week. Specially brewing near you at Taps Beer Bar in Changkat and Mont Kiara, the Gila Gula Melaka Beer (RM32) is a brown ale with palm sugar added during the brewing process as an adjunct to give it a yummy local twist.

This unique beer is brewed by two Malaysians from Taps Beer Bar, under the watchful eye of Taisuke Kourai from the Tokyo Brewing Lab in Japan. Mili Lim, one of the two Malaysians who went to brew the beer in Japan said, “We wanted to brew something with a Malaysian flavour, and being Peranakan myself, gula melaka (palm sugar) seemed like the ideal ingredient to use. So, before the trip, we packed up some gula melaka and brought it to Tokyo because palm sugar isn’t easy to find in Japan".

For you beer enthusiasts, here's the low-down on the beer

Name: Gila Gula Melaka

Beer Style: Brown Ale

ABV: 6% Adjuncts: Palm Sugar

Hops: Columbus, Saaz, Kent Golding

Malts: Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt

Get the first taste of the Gila Gula Melaka Beer during the launch from 22-25 December at Taps Beer Bar in Changkat and Mont Kiara. You will be also able to cool yourself down from with some salted gula melaka ice-cream (RM8) during the launch, brought to you by the ice-cream specialists, Inside Scoop.

What's beer without some bites? The chef over at Taps Beer Bar has also come up with two new savoury porky beer bites for you to enjoy while going ‘gila’ over gula melaka: Caramelised Roast Pork (RM 20) and Sambal Babi with Sourdough (RM 20).

Save some moolah and get the ‘gila’ package at RM50 (subject to 6% GST), which gets you

• 1 x Gila Gula Melaka Beer

• 1x Salted Gula Melaka Ice-Cream

• Caramelised Roast Pork OR Sambal Babi with Sourdough

See you there!

Date: 22-25 December 2016

Taps Beer Bar (Changkat)

Jalan Nagasari,

Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm to 1am; Sun 12pm to 1am

Taps Beer Bar (Mont Kiara)

G-1, 1 Mont Kiara Mall,

1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 1am; Sat-Sun 10am to 1am

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