PHUKET: A majority of Phuket Gazette readers frown on the practice of putting ice in beer as a way of keeping it chilled, the results of a recent readers’ poll reveal.
Of the 689 people who voted in the twelve-day poll, 53.7% overall answered: “It’s wrong. Beer isn’t meant to be drunk that way.”
However a significant number, 37.7%, approved of the practice. They answered: “It’s fine. It keeps it ice cold.”
A small minority of those who took part, 8.6% overall, answered: “I don’t know. I don’t like beer.”
A breakdown by demographic revealed that Thais who drink beer were almost split on the issue, with 32% approving and 34% disapproving.
However over a third of Thais who voted, 34%, replied: “I don’t know. I don’t like beer”.
Those who identified themselves as local foreign residents and tourists were far more likely to drink beer, with just 6% and 7% respectively saying they didn’t.
Local foreign residents were slightly more amenable to icing down beer, with 40% saying it was fine compared to 35% of tourists who approved.
A frothy debate on the issue ensued, with 46 people posting comments in the on-line readers’ forum.
For the complete results click here.
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— News editor
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