Friday, January 13, 2012

Taps Beer Bar

"Join the Craft Beer Revolution," Taps commanded. Meekly, we obeyed.

A "rotating tap" concept supplies fresh varieties of beer for every visit, making this the place to guzzle unusual brews. Nothing we recognized, since we're dummies when it comes to beer.

The basic one-page list of bar snacks here includes thin-crust pizzas, with a choice of toppings such as sambal ikan bilis, rendang, wild mushrooms, or what we had above _ spicy pepperoni. Decent, even though beer is the true center of the universe at Taps.

Tasting "paddles" of beer, spectacular for sampling. Reading from the menu's tasting guide: Chevalier Saison (Bridge Road Brewers _ floral aromas with farmhouse touches of orange peel), Pale Ale (Kooinda Boutique Brewery _ citrusy with a robust caramel & toffee backbone) & Mt Macedon Ale (Holegate Brewhouse _ biscuity malts). All Australian.

Brown Ale (Mornington Peninsula Brewery _ mildly nutty on the nose, with notes of chocolate & raisins on the palate & a bitter finish), Black (3 Ravens _ pronounced flavors of caramel, chocolate & coffee) & Robust Porter (Bridge Road Brewers _ toasted grain & milk chocolate characteristics, with a touch of roasted coffee to round up the aroma).

Live performances feature familiar guitar hits from the'70s through '90s.

Alfresco seating, overlooking the relative calm of the side streets near Changkat Bukit Bintang, is available for escaping the crowds & the music.

TAPS Beer Bar,
One Residency, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2110-1560
Open daily, 5pm till late.
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30 comments:

  1. I would eat up the pizza and you could have the beer :p

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    1. Rad: heheh, that could work, except that i'm not really a fan of beer either! :D

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    2. Oh then we should head to a proper pizzeria hehe

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  2. Same as Rad, gimme the pizza! :D
    But I must say the beers are interesting!!

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    1. TNG: yeah, though i find it scary that there's still so much i don't know about beer :D

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  3. No Bavarian beer? Awww... :P

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    1. Kenny: heheh, bavarian beer is traditional beer, rite. the craze at these places seem to be 'innovative' beer produced by small, independent breweries :D

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    2. True also. I wouldn't want my Bavarian beer to get all "innovative" on me. :P

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    3. Kenny: eh, but maybe an 'innovative' bavarian beer could make you fall in love with beer all over again :D

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    4. Hi Kenny,

      We do have a Bavarian wheat beer brewed by an Aussie micro. We were told by a few customers that it is more aromatic and full bodied as compared to what they have been having.

      Cheers

      Alvin lim

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    5. Heya Alvin!

      Hmm. Now you've gotten me curious... ein Weißbier aus Australien? Thanks for dropping the note! :D

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    6. No problems kenny.

      But you shld come and try some other style of beer. We got ales, pale ales,IPA, vienna lager, lagers, abbey doubles, brown ales and so much more man.

      :) See u soon?

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  4. Hehe quite many beers for someone who doesn't like beer :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, am worried about getting a beer belly! :D

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  5. at last a beer bar without having to head all the way to crafts brew. how did you feel after the beers? hehehe

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, beer leaves me feeling full, but it doesn't leave me tipsy. i like craft brews too, and i think craft brews serves more food :D

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  6. This reads and looks like HOME!! Love the idea of sampling paddles - half dozen different brews would be just about enough get tipsy without messing up the palate!

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    1. Min: oh, and the beers here taste pretty light & refreshing! a far cry from the ones that make folks feel bloated :D

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  7. i think my mom might love this place. hehehehe.

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    1. Michelle: ooo, i didn't quite expect that! heh :D

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  8. Hi Sean, thanks for the write up!

    We've just received our shipment frm England and Scotland! Some fantastic beers on tap and bottles too! Quite a few interesting name given by the breweries to their beers - Kill Your Dalings, Thrashy Blonde, There is no santa and many more!

    Alvin Lim
    Taps Beer Bar

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    1. Alvin: thanks for the update, yeah. sounds like they'd be great fun to try! you guys are really carving a niche for yourselves in downtown KL, and it looks like everyone's really loving it! :D

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  9. I'm not so fond of beer, but like giving the craft brews a try - sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised. I like having the option of some smaller samplers.

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    1. The Yum List: i agree! i guess i'll never regularly opt for beer over wine, but it's great to expand our horizons, liquor-wise :D

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    2. hi 'The Yum List'

      You shld give it a try. Craft beer is the new yum :)

      See You Soon too!

      Alvin Lim

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  10. wow i like the idea of the beer tasting. Looks really interesting.

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    1. Eiling: ya, beer tasting, wine tasting, it's all good! :D

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