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The only surviving Siamese Beer is SINGHA BEER, the First Thai Beer, began its story in 1933, when Thailand was still Siamese.

My great-grandfather, Praya Bhirom Bhakdi, was 60 years old when he started the brewery business. His ferry business, carrying commuters across the Chao Praya River, between Bangkok and Thonburi was threatened by the plan to build the first bridge across the river. He could foresee that with the first bridge completed, more will follow, and people would have the option of traveling across the bridge in their own mode of transportation, whether it be bicycles, motorcycles or automobiles. He needed to find something new to do.

Imported beers were widely available in Siam back then, arriving from Europe and Asia through many different foreign stores set up at the time. Beer was also becoming popular, and many Thais started drinking beer as an alternative to local liquor or whiskey. There were no local Siamese in 1920s, not until Praya Bhirom Bhakdi first thought of building the first Thai brewery in 1929. Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd was established in 1933, on 4 August to be exact, and there began the story of Thailand's first beer, also the first Siamese beer, and the number 1 exported beer from Thailand to this day.


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