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, […]
Hello! How’s everyone been? Beerfest kicked off last week, but Nick and I had to unfortunately skip most of it. It was depressing, really, but we’ll tell you more in our next post, or the next time we meet. What ultimately turned out to be a highlight for us at this year’s festival though, was a fringe event that Hops Connect‘s Jon O’Connor (pictured, second from left) and Jonathan Lau from Munton’s (yupp, the malt guys!) put together for brewers and beer industry people.
It’s 6pm on a Thursday evening ahead of Easter Weekend and I’m thirsty. There’s a feeling of sweet liberation brought on by a long weekend in the air, and I’m ready to drink at Smith Street Taps. Set up by Brewers’ Craft Meng Chao and The Good Beer Company‘s Daniel Goh, the pair and their team have a busy night of the craft beer loyal all taking turns to pay homage to the kopitiam taproom ahead. Meng Chao and Daniel have been staging tap takeovers for the geeky and the keen learner to expand their knowledge of the who’s who […]
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.
We take a break now from the recount of our trip to Copenhagen and the UK to bring you this helpful guide on how to get beer shipped into Singapore. :) I haven’t quite told anyone (not even Nick) but I’ve been constantly stalking the Mikkeller and other craft beer e-shops online, hoping to see To Øl’s Baltic Frontier surface again for me to buy crates and crates of.
The older of the two Mikkeller bars in Copenhagen, our second stop on the craft beer tour was to Mikkeller’s smaller Viktoriagade bar. The walk to this one was slightly less tranquil than the one to Stefansgade.
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 […]