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Chang beer shortage?

Kaunas, Lithuania
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Chang beer shortage?

Hello

There seems to be lack of Chang beer (640ml) in all shops and supermarkets? The same with Singha beer...? Couldn't find where to buy it for whole week, just in some small local shops and bars. Does anybody know what is going on?

London, United...
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1. Re: Chang beer shortage?

Don't know what is going on but hope whatever it is is short lived as they are my beers of choice when in Thailand, have you tried Beer Lao it is not a bad alternative.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Chang beer shortage?

My husband just bought one from the market across from katathani.

Bangkok
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3. Re: Chang beer shortage?

It's all beer I think. I was told it's because the breweries have stopped bottling due to a dispute over the recent tax increases and changes to how the tax is calculated.

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4. Re: Chang beer shortage?

Best News I have heard in a long time ... I love beer but cant stand Chang :)

Cheers

Lozza

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5. Re: Chang beer shortage?

If there is nothing but Chang then Chang Export is the best they make, it's made from 100% malt with no rice.

Kaunas, Lithuania
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6. Re: Chang beer shortage?

@Lozza2559

The thing is the same with all the other thai beers and spirits.P.S. Chang is the best!!!

Edited: 22 September 2013, 12:28
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7. Re: Chang beer shortage?

Love Chang, not too keen on the Changovers though.

Phuket, Thailand
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8. Re: Chang beer shortage?

If bottling is the problem better change to cans :)

Kanchanaburi...
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9. Re: Chang beer shortage?

The main problem is the new price. The government has released the new tax rates and the increase is dramatic. A box of chang has increased by about 25%. There could be hoarding while waiting for the new price to hit the streets.

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10. Re: Chang beer shortage?

wtf who cares. Leo is in more demand and same shortage!!!!! noticed this also in the past three weeks and it's due to the new tax that post 9 claims. u will also notice price changes soon as stock runs out.a large bottle of Leo can be found for 48 baht at Family Marts and now 55 baht at local mini marts. The Family Marts have old stock still.

****** government idi***