BEST EVER BEER BAR: Warpigs

Quick disclaimer: we visited this place over a year ago. I wrote the story so I thought it was worth posting. The post has not been edited by Natasha, so it may just be the ramblings of a Dyslexic madman.  Ok that is a pretty strong statement to start this post off with and over the next few paragraphs, I will try to back up that statement. For a start off the bar is located in Copenhagen’s meat packing district, which is not code for Gay villiage it is actual a district where they use to process and pack meat. […]

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The Grove and The Rover

We visited the best ever craft beer bars on our holiday, and yes, you see these ‘best ever’ stories everywhere, but I will attempt to justify my claims. The Grove in Huddersfield and The Rover in Gothenburg in Sweden are separated by 1,200km as the crow flies, yet if it was possible, it would make an epic pub crawl. Each bar boasts a 30-strong tap list with a healthy selection of bottled beers from all over the world. Each place also brings in a good selection of local beers. The Grover stocks a number of Magic Rock beers from their […]

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Where to drink craft beer in Taipei

Our list of the must-visit craft beer bars in the Taiwanese capital. Something Ales Best for a chilled night out I only found out about Something Ales towards the end of my last trip, and could only squeeze in an hour or so to visit the bar, late on the Sunday night before my flight out of Taipei. That hour turned into three when I started chatting with bar owner Arvin about craft beer in Taiwan and tasting his selection of American labels. I only got three hours of sleep before I had to get on a jet back home, […]

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Kavalan Distillery Visit

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Taiwan isn’t particularly known for distilling whiskey, but there’s one exception and that is Kavalan. I first got introduced to them, thanks to the people at La Maison du Whisky in Singapore, who started bringing in the spirit to our country. I also met its distillery consultant, Dr Jim Swan and master blender, Ian Chang, when they visited Singapore during last year’s Whisky Live.

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Copenhagen 2013: Fermentoren

  I promise this one will be short. :) Our trip to Copenhagen wasn’t just about Mikkeller bars. I am, however, kicking myself a little for not exploring more of the craft beer scene outside of the powerhouse brand. We did, however, make it out to Fermentoren, a hidden away beer bar in the vicinity of the Meat Packing District of Vesterbro in Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen 2013: Mikkeller & Friends

We finally made our trip out to Copenhagen, and the first place I was dying to see was a Mikkeller bar – I say ‘a’, because they have two bars, though the newer one on Stefansgade (Mikkeller & Friends) is more a bottle shop AND bar, but more on that later. After a rather underwhelming (and expensive) dinner at the Claus Meyer co-owned, Singaporean cuisine nam nam restaurant, our Danish pal Adam navigated us through the city’s quiet Winter streets and public transportation system to get us to Mikkeller & Friends. It took a bit of walking from the main […]

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Beer me, Copenhagen.

Forgive us for not tending to this blog in awhile. No, it hasn’t been relegated quite to the back of our minds – there were so many weekends I just wanted to sit down and just bang out some words about how the industry is growing here in Singapore, and our thoughts on the newer developments in the local craft brew scene, but the end of last year was a whirlwind of busy-ness both for Nick and I. Besides having to get on with work (Nick’s just about finished working on his thesis – yay him! – and I had […]

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