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Q: Do you like the way they serve beer in restaurants?

Yesterday I lost it. Temper tantrum. Went out for lunch with the group, BBQ lamb. Sunday tradition. Want a beer? Sure. Room temperature!! WTF. It's almost impossible to get a cold beer in any restaurant now. The weather is still ok although I like my beer cold even when the temperature is -40. It's an Aussie thing I know. The other really illogically annoying thing is when they serve the beer they just leave it on the table - unopened. You have to ask specifically for it to be opened! Doh!!?? Then they don't have an opener so you hope that in your group you have a genius who can pop the cap using a chopstick! Is this just something peculiar to northern China or is it commonplace elsewhere? Cold beer - the impossible request.

7 years 36 weeks ago in  Food  - Daqing

 
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Well first I will start with the not opening. I've seen a table of drunk Chinese throw a fit because they were going to have to pay for beer that was open but they couldn't finish. And a hint, master the art of opening a bottle with a lighter. I don't smoke but I always carry a cheap lighter just for the need to parch my thirst when I'm out walking. Plus since everyone around here smokes, it's easy to find a lighter if you don't have one on you.

As far as the warm beer, I always have to specify that I want it could but there have only been a couple of times that they didn't have any. And that's been some really cheap hole in the wall places. Then again I don't live in the north.

What bothers me is the places rechill the beer daily. That always great skunk beer because they are too cheap to run the fridge during the night.

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Just ask for "Binga" beer, they will have some somewhere or go out of their way to get it. They may even put it in the freezer. You just have to try and work with them and not get upset! When I first came here they didn't put it in the fridges at all even in summer, I soon changed that. The crazy thing is the locals like their beer cold now as well. Don't forget refrigeration is probably new to
most people and power costs money!

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No, I hate it, but have gotten used to it.
I always send back warm beer. I also always have a good US Bic lighter to easily open beer myself.
Also I only order a few bottles at a time depending on the amount of people eating/drinking.
Warm beer is an oxymoron. In my country warm beer is illegal!

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I like it when they bring a crate of ice cold beer Smile

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I always ask if they have cold beer and get them to bring one for me to test before I eat at any resturant. The test is because it became obvious very early on that what the resturant staff thinkis cold and what I think is cold are two entirely different temperatures. If it is not cold I either go elsewhere or don't drink.

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only happen in very very cheap Chinese restaruant...

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I like a snowy Happy new year, rather than a no sky one...Beijing's time to ban the cars---the only solution for the time being...

 
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Hey Daqing devil, are you currently in Daqing?

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I will never get used to the room temp beer, never.

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