Gateway Beers!

Remember that one beer, that sticks out clearly in your mind… the one that said to you – what if beer could taste like more? We all have that particular memory of a beer which changed our perception and palates, and the word to describe that would be… Gateway beer! 

Interview – Jay Duan of North Taiwan Brewing

North Taiwan brewing has certainly made waves since opening, with consistent awards in recent years. Their ever popular fruit beers – especially their Lychee – have made it overseas into various markets including Singapore. My impression of them was a brewery which only made fruit beers – until I came across their full lineup whichContinue reading “Interview – Jay Duan of North Taiwan Brewing”

The struggle of “small beer”…

Once upon a time, big breweries ruled the country. They served a need – to provide affordable, sessionable alcohol for relaxation, and people bought into that need. Not that there was much of a choice. Over decades, “big beer” had total control of beer – from supply to culture. Isn’t it scary to think of theContinue reading “The struggle of “small beer”…”

The “Craft” in Craft Beer

Everyone, at some point in their alcoholic lives, would have wondered: Why is craft beer called craft beer? Surely, it shouldn’t have anything to do with facts and figures about how many billion litres it ships out a year, contrary to what the Brewers Association might think. Craft beer has always been complex blend ofContinue reading “The “Craft” in Craft Beer”

Interview with Michael Jordan – Brewmaster at Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai

Craftbeerasia speaks with Michael Jordan(beer, not basketball) about brewing beer in China, and his current stint as brewmaster of Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai. Boxing Cat Brewery opened in 2008 and has since expanded to 3 brewpub venues as well as a new spin-off, the Liquid Laundry Kitchen and Brew. China has come a long way with craftContinue reading “Interview with Michael Jordan – Brewmaster at Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai”

Event – Beer Tasting at Druggists

Druggists organized a mega cult beer tasting again – this time with 23 beers spread over 2 hours. Having really enjoyed myself at the last one 2 years ago(and being pretty competitive myself), I signed up without much thinking.

Event – Brewery Tour at The Pump Room Singapore

The Singapore Craft Brew Club strikes again… with yet another event for craft beer drinkers.  Brewery tours don’t happen too often in Singapore – but Hayman Tin from The Pump Room made time to host brewery tours and field questions about beers and brewing. We were also treated to a free flow of beer tillContinue reading “Event – Brewery Tour at The Pump Room Singapore”

Homebrewing in Singapore

Singapore’s homebrewing scene has developed dramatically over recent years. With growing interest in the homebrew club, the launch of a dedicated homebrew store in the city, and leadership changes to the craft brew club – craft is hotter than ever. Let me introduce a few of the craft beer factions to you and also onContinue reading “Homebrewing in Singapore”

TAP Craft Beer Bar – 20 taps flowing!

Craft Beer Asia stops over on the soft launch for TAP Craft Beer Bar – and talks to Beer Chief Roland Utama about the beery times past and yet to come! Roland’s been a prominent figure in local circles, from getting beers out to the masses through Thirsty, The Drinkery and now TAP. CraftBeerAsia: ShareContinue reading “TAP Craft Beer Bar – 20 taps flowing!”