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May 30, 2009 08:58 AM

Beer Lao, Amarit Lager, San Miguel, Mahou

Does anyone know where I can find these beers being sold in a Queens market/bodega? I know that they're off the beaten track, but I'm having a party for my brother this afternoon and would like to have them. Some bars carry them but they're in the city, don't really want to travel that far.

I'm going to try the Asian supermarkets along Broadway and see if they have them. But Mahou (Spanish beer) don't really know where to start. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'm not sure how close you are to Udom's Thai and Indonesian Grocery on Bayard St. but they've got cheap cases of Beerlao. Just remember that Beerlao tastes best when chilled overnight if you want it to taste nice and smooth.

    Udom's Thai and Indonesian Grocery
    81 Bayard St.
    New York, NY 10013
    (212) 349–7662

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    1. re: yummyrice

      Thanks for the information. I did find my way to Chinatown. The owner was kind and bought a whole case of 24 beers for 38$. Not bad, I guess. I did find San Miguel at Community Beverage though their selection of Asian beer is limited to San Mig, Red Horse, Asahi. They've got lots of microbrews, and European beers. It's a really cool place. The guy at the counter said that they can special order stuff - will try next time. Still looking for Mahou and Amarit Lager.

      Community Beverage
      80-04 Grand Ave
      Elmhurst, NY 11373
      (718) 458-5254

    2. Do you know what bars in the City serve it? I'm going to be in Manhattan in a couple of weeks and have been trying to find some place that serves it...

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      1. re: FloridaBen

        Go search on
        It lists places that serve Amarit, San Miguel and Mahou.
        No hits for Beer Lao.

        Downtown Bar and Grill seems to serve all three, but it's in Brooklyn:

        In Manhattan, Fatty Crab has Amarit and San Miguel

        1. re: Joe MacBu

          Eagle Provisions in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, sells Mahou. Most places (like the Key Food on Atlantic and Met on Smith St.) sell San Miguel.

          1. re: lambretta76

            San Miguel here is usually the Filipino version... don't think I've seen the Spanish bottled brew. Mahou can also usually be found at Bayway Liquors just on the other side of the Goethals. They also have Galician Estrella but not Estrella Damm from Barcelona. The one we want in this casa is Voll Damm... anyone ever see it in a store?

            1. re: Flaco

              Thanks for the information. I'll check out the places in Bklyn and when in Elizabeth, I'll check out Bayway. I think we'll be seeing San Mig more often now that SMC sold its brewery to Kirin. A year ago, it was hard to find San Mig except for a few places in Jersey City.

              1. re: Flaco

                Haven't seen Voll Damm, but my corner bodega (Bond and Atlantic in Boerum Hill) has Estrella Damm from Barca. I'd love to find Inedit locally, though. It's Estrella's beer produced in conjunction with Ferran Adria. Tasty floral/fruity beer, unlike most other Spanish offerings.

                1. re: lambretta76

                  I'll make sure to have a bottle of Inedit in July when I'm over there...

                  On a wider note just a warning about globalization and beer... Kingfisher, Kirin, Asahi and Sapporo are all made in US and Canada now and suffer greatly. Read the label before taking home an old fave...

                  1. re: Flaco

                    Please try to! Also, I really enjoyed the Alhambra Dark. It was refreshing in that Spanish beer kind of way, but dark and a bit more interesting. (It may not be brewed in Spain, though - it says Product of Europe on it.)

                    1. re: lambretta76

                      And the Alhambra special in the green bottle... I know it well. I'm looking forward to some ciders as well since that's my new kick.

          2. re: FloridaBen

            Noodle Bar serves Beerlao.

            Noodle Bar
            (212) 524-6800

            Noodle Bar
            26 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

            Noodle Bar
            172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

            1. re: FloridaBen

              For anyone by the DC area, there's over 30 places that stock Beerlao in northern VA:

              Here's a list of places that offer Beerlao:

            2. Kystal's at Roosevelt and 69 St in Woodside has San Miguel and Red Horse in bottles.

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              1. re: MahatmaKanejeeves

                I live in Queens, NY and I've been looking for Mahou everywhere as well. I found just about every other Spanish beer but not Mahou. I checked out all the stores that people said had it, and none of them did! I visited Eagle Provisions and they did not even know what Mahou was (they claimed to have everything available in NY State, but I didn't even see Estrella Galicia). I called Bayway Liquors and they did not know what it was either, but they did confirm having Estrella Galicia. Sigh, the search goes on...

                1. re: Al26

                  Bayway has Mahou occasionally, you have to talk to the actual buyer who I finally met the other day when I was whining about the lack of hard ciders. They usually have Super Bock as well for you Lisbon lads. I suggest you call La Nacional on 14th Street and ask where they get their Mahou and follow the distribution trail. No es facil.

              2. The large Asian grocery at Broadway and ~45th Ave (? across from the park) often has Beerlao, both dark and lager. $7.50 or so for a six, but they'll also sell individual bottles. Might want to note the date of manufacture, as the stuff is usually pretty old.

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                1. re: cnut

                  I'll put that place on my list. My search for Mahou continues, although it seems that I just go through a beer distributor and order ahead of time to get it. But there's gotta a place in Queens that sells it.

                  1. re: Da Vid

                    Whole foods' beer store on bowery have it? Don't know if they do, but they have a lot of different kinds of beer there, it's pretty overwhelming. Also, there is an Indian deli on 1st ave b/w 5th and 6th that brags about the hundreds of kinds of beers that they sell.

                    1. re: yummyinqueens

                      Nope. they don't have it. I was there about four months ago.

                      1. re: Da Vid

                        Just bought a case of Mahou at Bayway for 15 beans! It's a special and there's about 3 cases left stacked against the back wall at the end of the beer aisle.