Way back in the early 1900’s the Vietnamese discovered their first sips of beer and since then haven’t stopped consuming it daily.
In fact, Vietnam is one of the world’s top countries for beer consumption! With the hot, humid and tropical weather that Vietnam faces throughout the year, it’s no surprise as to why they like cooling off with a cold one after a long days work in the sunshine. The following are some reasons why drinking beer in Vietnam is always a good idea…
It’s a Cultural Thing
Because the Vietnamese people have been drinking beer for so long, it’s actually become part of their culture in many ways. Especially in the big cities like Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi, there are streets lined with restaurants and packed full with friends, co workers and families that get together to sip on a few local beers after work. It’s always best to attempt to immerse yourself in the culture of places you visit and if beer drinking is one way of doing that, how could you go wrong?
It’s Insanely Cheap
Many people joke that beer is cheaper than water around Southeast Asia and though that’s not exactly true, it’s really not far from it. You can grab one from one of the many 7-11’s for just around 40 cents! Unlike European countries or Australia that will set you back at least 5 dollars for a beer, you are sure to not burn a hole through your pocket while beer drinking in Vietnam.
The Great Local Selection
Seeing how much Vietnam loves their beer, it’s no surprise to learn they produce several great ones such as Hanoi Beer, Huda Beer and Saigon Beer. You can find each one of these practically everywhere you go in Vietnam and each one just a little different from the next. Try out all of them and many other ones you are sure to come across and decide which one is your new favorite!
The Option of Imported Beers
If by the strange chance that you don’t exactly like the local Vietnamese beer, you will be happy to know that the options of imported beer has greatly increased in the recent years. From Germany and Czech Republic to Australia, the variety is wide and plenty for all who prefer the imports on any given day in Vietnam.