Painted Label San Miguel, many bottle of that has passed my lips. Give me a big plate of Lumpia, some pancit and keep the beers cold and full used to be my instructions to the waitress at one of the places I used to eat. The last time I was in the PI we were getting 24 peso to the dollar, and a painted label was 4 pesos in the bar (7 if the fleet was in) and less than 2 pesos (1.75p) at the sarisari store, a great time was easily achieved with 20 dollars. Maybe a little more if you decided to splurge on a LBFM.
Yes I agree, the LBFMs were bloody wonderful!!! I remember when 20 pesos was $5.00. A brew was 12 cents at the Sari-Sari store. A steam & cream during ones lunch hour was not uncommon. Most of my time was at Clark, Camp O'Donnel & John Hay AB (with NO runway?). But I did enjoy at Subic & Grande Island several times. There were two San Miguel factories at the time. If the bottle said Manila it was Piss. I think the other factory was at Bulican, and tasted great. Different water I guess. If you were at Subic remember the Zamballias Mountain range? I used to hunt Deer, Wild Boar, and birds there. Both Clark and Subic side of the mountains. arty: :toast: Mag beer mona towyou (spelling bad).