Available at any Restaurant: "Traditional Rice Wine" Bali Restaurant Tip by bpacker

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by bpacker

This news suck but apparently there are some religious groups who are trying their darnest to make alcoholic beverages illegal in Indonesia. So, there is this disctinct possibility that in the future, beer and wine would not be available at all in Bali or can only be served in international hotels and only to foreigners!

This piece of news suck for the Hindu Balinese as they enjoy *Arak, Tuak, and Brem (yes, they are all alcoholic) . It is a tradition for their men to meet in the evening to gossip or yak about the news of the day and get stoned on their rather potent homemade moonshine.

*crBrem- black glutinous rice and coconut milk is fermentated for 3 days and the alcohol content is (7% to 9%) .

Arak- A colourless, sugarless spirit distilled from either Brem or Tuak with a whopping 20% to 50% alcohol content. A whole bottle costs about Rupiah 8,000, and it is usually served on the rocks' as "Arak Attack" or "Arak Madu" (Arak, lemon or orange juice, and honey).

Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 0
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2007
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