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.
As you may have read in our previous post, we are the proud owners of two oak barrels. Natasha spoke to a bunch of local bartenders like Joe Alessandroni from 28HKS and Manhattan’s Ricky Paiva (have you seen their room full of barrels? That place is something else!) and learned that the barrels need to be conditioned before stuff goes in and the magic happens.
Hello, Singapore Mini Maker Faire!
Hi! How’s the long weekend working for you guys? Jamie (check out his newish homebrew blog!), Nick and I are spending Saturday and Sunday at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire, spreading the word of homebrewing to a geeky and cute kid audience also here to learn about 3D printing, leather bag making, robotics and kitty cat ears that flap about, its Japanese maker says, by sensing his brain waves from prods placed against his forehead. Err, okay!
Homebrew event: iBrew Challenge
Back for yet another year of homebrewer showboating and fun camaraderie over beers made in home kitchens across the city, the iBrew Challenge is back again on 30 August, 2-7pm. This year, it pitches tent again at the grass field just outside the homebrew store and Meng Chao’s bottle shop, Brewers’ Craft.
AUGUST BEER MEETING
We were hosts at the latest Hombrew Group meeting, which if we say so ourselves, was pretty successful :)
THIS WEEKEND: AN IRISH RED ALE
We will be brewing an Irish Red Ale this weekend, one of my favorite styles. I’ve tried to brew this style a few times with not much success – I’ve always end up with metallic flavors in the beer. So hopefully this time will be better. Brew day normally takes four hours and involves plenty of mess in the kitchen, but hopefully come Monday we will have a fermenting Irish Red Ale and in two weeks we will have a lovely beer to share.
WE’RE PLAYING OUT!
Yepp, we’re bringing our kegs out for the first time ever (barbecues don’t count)! Nick and I are bringing two beers and a talk to The Great Beer Experiment this Sunday at 10.30am. It’s really early to be awake on a Sunday morning, if you ask us, anything for good craft beer is worth sacrificing sleep for! Titled The Great Singapore Experiment, the awesome Corrine and Lincoln from TGBE have invited ourselves, Aditya Challa from Jungle Beer and Scott Robinson from Brewerkz to speak on a bunch of topics craft beer related and share our brews. Nick and I will […]