Chang Beer, the iconic Thai lager, celebrated its 21st anniversary and brand new bottle design with a big party at the The Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf in London.
Guests were invited to enjoy Thai hospitality and meet managers from Chang Beer UK & Europe and footballers from Everton Football Club, the team Chang has sponsored for eleven years.
Even on the ground floor you could smell the wonderful aroma of Thai food.
We made our way up the stairs, illuminated with twinkling lights inside the new green Chang beer bootles, until we arrived on the top floor and at the party.
Here we finally got to taste the excellent food prepared by Sebby Holmes, Head Chef of experimental Thai food pop-up Farang (and it definitely was as good as it had smelt on the ground floor). There was a magician working the room, performing tricks involving Chang beer bottles and a graffiti artists putting his finishing touches to a huge mural of the new green bottle.
And there was beer, lots of Chang Beer – served from a bar in a Thai boxing ring. The new bottle design is quite a dramatic change from the previous one: the shape, the colour of the glass, the label have all been re-designed. The bottles are now emerald green with champagne gold and green labels and the bottles have a taller neck and are embossed along the side. What hasn’t changed are the iconic elephants logo and the taste of the beer, which we both enjoy very much, reminding us more of a continental Pilsener than a lager. So we were very pleased to find an extra couple of bottles in our goodie bag!
By the way, I love the Bargehouse. It’s one of the few spaces in central London, that have (so far, and hopefully for a while to come), escaped redevelopment and provide space for events like this, exhibitions, etc.