Update May 30, 2016: Beer Below Zero (BBZ) Bistro: Comfort Food & the Coldest Beer Ever!
Beer Below Zero. The Coldest Beer Ever — Proudly Created in the Philippines!
Happy New Year! We do hope you had a great New Year’s Eve 🙂 For us, we were sleeping before 12 midnight because Aidan is still afraid of the fireworks.
Have you tried Beer Below Zero?
The beer connoisseurs Luigi Nunez, Vinson Co Say and Jay-Jay Angala are aiming to make the Philippines known as the country serving the coldest beer in the world! Beer below Zero Beers are served ice cold at -2 to -6 degress Celsius but not frozen. The ordinary beers are served at a chiller temperature of 8 degrees Celsius usually.
9 Trivia about Beer Below Zero
1. Beer Slush. It is so cold that when you tap it, Carbon Dioxides are released and turn the beer into a beer slush.
2. Frost Effect. Before it is served, the servers would sway it to create a frost effect outside the bottle. Most Filipinos would refer to this frost as “Amag” or “Tisay”.
3. Numbing Effect. It is so cold that it numbs your throat and you end up drinking it with bigger gulps.
4. Taste Like Water. Beers are 90% water and you usually cannot taste the alcohol with Beer Below Zero.
5. San Mig Beers. It is best to drink it with San Mig’s Premium All Malt or Super Dry so that you can still taste the alcohol.
6. Not Limited To. It is not limited to San Mig products and the group is experimenting with other alcoholic drinks. I can’t wait to try them out!
7. Bak-Bak Beer . The idea was inspired by the Ice Cold Beers in Bak-Bak in Davao. Finally, we can now enjoy this kind of beer in Manila.
8. Don’t Try it at Home. The group experimented for 8-9 months to create a perfect cooling process to be able to create the Beer Below Zero experience. It involves putting the right combination of beer in the freezer, understanding the different freezing point of the alcohol, and rotating different beers around.
9. Goes Well with BBQ. The best food pairing for Beer Below Zero are BBQ or Steaks.
Beer Below Zero is usually served with a frost outside the bottle called as Amag or Tisay (in local language)
With the right tap from a spoon or car keys, you can turn it into a beer slush.
Watch as magic happens and this is the coolest part about Beer Below Zero.
You can turn it upside down and the entire contents are frozen like magic.
In Davao, it goes very well with their sweet BBQ. You can order Steak or any BBQ equivalent in Manila.
Now we can enjoy the same Bak-Bak Ice Cold Beer in Davao, here in Manila, Nationwide and soon, in South East Asia!
Beer Below Zero Outlets. They are available in 23 outlets in Metro Manila ; Grilla in Makati, Promenade, Pioneer, Libis; The Stock Market; Metro PHI Bar; Quattro; Centerstage Timog, Jupiter; Caesars; N-Lo’s; C-Front; TJ’s; Chivs; Coco Manggas; Magnet Cafe; Molokai Grill; Manong’s; Perpspektive; Sisigland; Reyes BBQ-Ortigas; Club Industry; 180 Degrees; 1920; V8. Soon they will be in Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Palawan, Subic, Baguio, Calabarzon area and Boracay in time for summer. Also, they are going international to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand!
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27 thoughts on “Beer Below Zero Buzz…”
katuwa si aidan nakatingin lang kasi he can’t drink pa.. hehe 🙂
I tried the Red Horse and the Cervesa Negra Sub-Zero. Sub-zero beers are cool! I loved it! It really was like a slushie!
This looks cool! Will try asap! 🙂
I tried it in Grilla, Makati but instead of hitting it with a spoon, we just tapped it on the table and it produced the same slushie effect.
wow, i want to try this! is it more expensive than regular beer??? thanks!
thats a brilliant idea!! would love to try it..
Ey! So the famous ice cold beer of Davao has been “exported” to Manila na =) The difference nga lang is the price. Here, it’s priced as any regular beer, unlike there na you will have to pay a premium price to enjoy it. =)
the only reason I would even dare try this is because Philippine beer is quite horrid. I personally dislike the flavor of rusty nails dunked in sparkling water. I’m sure the “slushie effect” and tongue numbing cold would do well in masking the flavor. The only passable drink the Philippines has come up with, Cerveza Negra, shouldn’t even be served that cold, period. In short, this is nothing more than a marketing gimmick by “beer connoisseurs.” Connoisseurs with the same taste buds as budlight and natty ice chugging fratboys of the USA who think Corona is a premium beer.
For all of you who think Filipino beer is good and that this idea is a breakthrough of the 21st century, please do yourselves a favor and splurge a little on real beer, like a Stella or even just a red Chimay, served in the right temps please (nonono not Heineken, just because your yaya cant pronounce the name means it’s a good beer)
PS i cannot fathom how anybody can enjoy bottled calesa driver piss that we call Sanmig Light. Cerveza Negra is so much better or even Super dry in a real pinch, but I’d rather canal water than SML, just my .02
i dont get it why people who give bad comments cant give out their real name and email address… coward..
wow, this is the first time I see this. Malaysia got snow beer, where the beer will freeze to ice, when they pour to beer glass. But this is real cool… cheers!!!
@Kennhyn – you got to try this in Manila! It is unique and it turns into ice inside the bottle itself 🙂
Uhm, so if it tastes like water (as you say in trivia #4), why bother?
There are some beers that taste better. The normal san mig just taste like water.
Brewmasters and TRUE beer connoiseurs would be outraged with even just the thought of this. It may be true that 90% of beer is made out of water but the other 10% (which costwise is around 60%) malted barley, hops,and sugars (rice, corn) provide the taste. So why should we pay more to numb our palates and not be able taste what you actually paid for? It’s like putting ice on a cru class wine. Diluting it just so you could drink it. If you dont like the taste go for something else. This purely a marketing ploy.
Hi there, I think they are also serving these freezing beers in 77 in kamuning road, Cheers!
haha nice one “hiro sakai.” I agree with you, but I especially hate people who single out and criticize a specific person without giving their real name and email address, now that’s a real coward. As I stated, I was merely sharing my .02 . Which for someone with your intelligence level is “2 cents” or opinion. I fail to see the importance of my name, or email address in stating an opinion. but yep, that’s my name, Dan, there’s my email address as well. I’m not really sure why you wanted them, maybe you want a date or something, as long as you don’t treat me to SML, I’ll consider it, “Hiro Sakai.”
On another note, I’m happy to see I’m not alone in my opinion, I guess there is hope for real beer drinkers in the Philippines, cheers to you friends.
P.S. I really hate hypocrites, don’t you “Hiro Sakai”?
Uhmmm Dan, so Philippine beer is calesa driver piss, and that canal water tastes better?
How do you know that? Does it mean, therefor, that you have tasted both calesa driver piss and canal water? Inquiring minds want to know.
IMO, San Miguel Beer products are actually VERY GOOD. The best in Asia definitely, and among the best in the world. I grew up in Germany and has a beer-infatuated Belgian for a father, but I don’t even miss the Munich beer and neither does he.
I don’t get the beer slush thing, but I guess it’s a good marketing ploy. I might even try it, though I doubt if I’ll ever be into it. It’s one of those things that one would do just for fun and for the experience and just to have something to discuss on the table with friends.
I don’t see anything wrong with offering people alternatives and variety. It’s not mandatory anyway. It’s not like you’re going to get shot unless you drink it. So why hate?
One of my favorite things in the Philippines, second only to ripe mangoes, is definitely the beer.
Katawa mga comments…
I’m a beer-drinker myself but I don’t discriminate with regards to the temperature it’s served. (This is a good idea for a post, Anton). I do, however, discriminate sa taste. San Miguel beers rule! Maybe I’m nationalistic or I haven’t had my fair share of global beers but I’ve had some. There’s no comparison.
And BTW Jas, I’m a farmer who grows her own Zambales mangoes. Bow!
I do agree that san mig light is not a good beer. 😉 You’ll only find this out once you have tried the really good ones. Although, I heard SML that is fresh from the brewery is interestingly sweet. The premium is very good and even better when its below zero. SuperDry and Negra are pretty good as well. That’s for the san miguel beers at least. The European/American beers that are available in Manila are just too expensive for everyday drinking. They are however very good indeed.
Hahaha. A beer is a beer. It is a cause for celebration to actually afford and drink it with your friends. It may come in all shapes and tastes but I just can’t see the point why some people need to nitpick on it but then I am just a lowly regular beer drinker 🙂
At the right temp, any beer is good beer.
all the best,
The Avenue S crew.
can i ask the contact number so i can franchise the below zero beer in my place im from manila.. tenx..
I don't know now who handles their franchising…
vincent chan go to hard rock cafe makati…i was there once…their beer below zero is really good.not only beer,the service as well….
Below zero beer? sure, good for the undertaker, only san miguel palate idiots can appreciate beer like this, go travel, see the world, emigrate like 50% of pop here. When you eat your beloved chicharon or liempo and put a cold zero stuff in your stomach you surely and adding a good cancer probability to yourself. I am opening a funeral parlour soon, by far the best business in this country 😉
why in makati only?dont you think that we also wanted to try that here in quezon city?
Yes, I think by now, there are Quezon City outlets already…