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 […]
Who is Francis Khoo?
So just two weeks ago, I broke the story about Little Island Brewing Co. on Time Out Singapore and on this blog. One question that lingered though, was about its owner, Francis Khoo, and his involvement and passion for craft beer. Good Beer Company/Smith Street Taps’ Daniel Goh messaged me after the story went up to tell me that he was a regular at the Taps and that ‘he didn’t pop out of the blue’, and Eris V Andal from Thirsty in Holland Village left a comment on Craft Beer Lovers that Francis had been around to Thirsty. ‘He is very enthusiastic, […]
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!
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.
British Beer Revolution
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 […]
How to import beer into Singapore
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.
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 […]