This is Dai Viet Bia Den. It’s the new black beer in town. Den means black, geddit? As far as I know it’s also the only locally brewed dark beer available in a can in a supermarket. I found it on the shelves of Citimart supermarket on Hai Ba Trung street in District 1. Dai Viet is the latest local brand to hit Vietnam. I tried the bia vang (light lager) a month or so back and it was OK, but not noticeably different from any of the other numerous domestic beers available. However, I grabbed a can of bia den a week ago to try out. It’s good, gently hoppy, not heavy at all. A really pleasant chilled beer. Definitely my beer of choice from now on I reckon. It costs 8,700VD a can. In old world money that’s 31 whole new pence. As I remember in the UK 31p wouldn’t even buy me the pissiest, crappiest lager at the local offie.