This picture is from a batch of our homebrew.
We found this sign in Hong Kong.
We’ve come across a couple obstacles when buying alcohol in Thailand. As a result we’re learning to plan our beer runs in advance and checking for upcoming holy days.
1) Stores didn’t sell alcohol at all on Feb 2nd because of the national election.
2) Stores don’t sell alcohol between 2pm and 5pm. This restriction coincides when kids get out of school.
3) Stores didn’t sell alcohol at all on Feb. 14th for Makha Bucha Day, a Buddhist holy day. Because we weren’t aware of this ban, our Valentine’s Day was dinner but no drinks this year.
It pays to plan ahead!