Yupp, you’ve heard right. Singapore’s getting its 13th brewery when Little Island Brewing Co. opens next week. This one has been set up all the way on the eastern tip of the island at Changi Village, and I had a chance to pop by on Monday to go have a look around while they put the finishing touches on their sprawling, industrial-looking space. I wrote about their food and the beers they’ll serve when they first open for the blog at work, and you can read about it at this link. For you geeks interested in the beer though, I picked up […]
Preview: The Homebrew Co-Op
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a homebrewer in Singapore – we’re just about coming down from the high of this year’s iBrew challenge and now us moonshine makers have a new homebrew store to shop at.
Beer Cask Lah
After looking on enviously at our homebrewing friends, Dave and Sandy’s barrel-aging kits, we gave in and ordered ourselves a couple of barrels to age beers in!
Homebrew Nights at Thirsty
Our good friends at Thirsty are now making every Friday night from 7pm homebrew night. This means you can take your homebrews down to Thirsty at Liang Court every Friday and share them with Roland, Jasper and Evonne down there to get feedback on them. You can also share them with other craft beer connoisseurs that might be enjoying a bottle from the extensive range of craft beers they stock.
iBrew Challenge 2014: The Judges
As promised in our last post, we got in touch with Raymond at iBrew and he’s replied really swiftly with news about the judges and evaluation process for iBrew this year.
Copenhagen 2013: Mikkeller Viktoriagade
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Homebrew Meetup: Black November
Looking back at the blog posts we’ve done about our homebrew meetups, we realised that there was a gap in our coverage of the September event held at Vivon’s and Eric’s place. It wasn’t that we procrastinated and hence forgotten to write about it (that sadly, is sometimes the case), but how it all transpired turned out to be a largely unmemorable affair. Don’t get me wrong. Functionally, it had some of the qualities of a good meetup. Vivon made awesome meatball subs, the brewers among us brought by beers to be judged and sampled, and of course, our friends […]
REVIEW: Brewerkz Taphouse at Dempsey Hill
Taphouse is a new bar concept brought to you by the people that brought us Brewerkz. It is located in Dempsey Hill, which usually I don’t go to often as the price range is not accessible to us – Dempsey seems more like a rich person’s playground, judging by the kind of hardware you see up there. Thankfully, Taphouse is much more accessible to the regular man.