We all know that 7-Eleven is famous for being able to provide nearly everything you can think of, well know it appears that draft beer will become another of their products.
Now draft beer may be a common site in bars and at festivals the first store to start dispensing draft beer has a machine set up in Bangkok’s Chinatown and after a visit from the Public Health administration a spokesman announced that serving beer in that form does not violate the nation’s strict alcohol control laws.
Asadang Ruayajin of the Department of Disease Control said that the company has complied with every step of the law, noting “I believe the company already studied the law.”
He said that alcohol regulators visited the store in the Yaowarat area on Wednesday after reports were made that they were distributing draft beer there.
The inspection was to make sure that the machines were not automatic and that there was no alcohol being advertised as both would result in a violation of the 2008 Alcohol Control Act.
It is not clear at this time how many store will start selling draft beer but the owners of 7-Eleven CP All have said that both of Thailand’s leading breweries are interested in “experimenting in the market.”
Alcohol control officials have said that the beer can be sold as long as any advertising of alcohol is not shown.
A CP ALL spokesman said that there are currently 18 stores in Bangkok, Chonburi and Samut Prakan serving draft beer.
If it proves successful it’s a safe bet your local 7-Eleven will soon be serving it as well making those late night shopping runs a little more enjoyable.
Source : Khaosod
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