We round up 12 microbreweries for your fix of freshly brewed beer on our shores, tracing them from the time they were launched.
Paulaner Brauhaus, #01-01 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6883 2572
For many, Paulaner Brauhaus was where they got their first taste of German microbrewed beer, and thankfully, the cheery three-storey Bavarian restaurant is still around to serve up fresh lagers and hearty sausages. Working up an appetite? Their famous Sunday German brunch (from $48; top up $10 for free flow beer) offer mouthwatering German cuisine.
Brewerkz Microbrewery, #01-05/06 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road. Tel: 6438 7438
Close on Paulaner’s heels is Brewerkz, the sporty American-styled food and microbrewery concept with 12 different brews on tap at any point. If you’re just starting out, go for the tasting paddle for a sample of four beers, such as the signature Indian Pale Ale, oatmeal stout and pilsner. At three locations, but this is where all the beers are brewed.
Beerfest, 4 Rochester Park. Tel: 9722 7446
Not to be confused with the annual festival, this retreat from the city offer choices like their Dark Warder, Amber Sun, Greenpiece and seasonal Cherry Ruby beer. Their food menu running till 11pm offers Thai, Indian, Chinese, Russian and German fare, from steaks to som tam and Russian
The Pump Room, #01-09/10 The Foundry, 3B River Valley Road. Tel: 9627 4403
If you’re raring to bust out those killer dance moves while sipping on your craft brew, hop down to the place with the hippest nightlife in Singapore. The usual suspects are the Pump Room lager, Scottish ale, wheat ale and India pale ale. If you’re lucky, you may get to try the seasonal Brewmaster’s Reserve–a golden light ale with citrus and floral notes.
RedDot Brewhouse, #01-01, 25A Dempsey Road. Tel: 6475 0500
The first local-owned joint is famous for their Monster Green Lager. We enjoy the lush greenery at Dempsey and seeing the beer brewing equipment onsite, though others prefer the buzzier Boat Quay outlet. Drop by for their special SG 50 beer–a unique brew of dragon fruit steeped in lager for a fruity finish.
Tawandang Microbrewery, #01-01 26 Dempsey Road. Tel: 6476 6742
Tawandang was the first German microbrewery in Thailand, known for live entertainment, Thai seafood and fresh brews. Their three signature beers–the Lager, Weizen and Dunkel–go well with their menu of spicy tom yum soup and deep fried smoked chicken wings. Also, catch your soccer matches live with an ice-cold pint.
LeVel33, #33-01 MBFC Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard. Tel: 6834 3133
No expense was spared when they created the world’s highest urban microbrewery. In-house brews include 33.1 Blond Lager, 33.15 India Pale Ale, 33.3 Stout, 33.4 House Porter and 33.9 Wheat Beer. Chef Jimi Tegerdine turns out fine European dining to match the beers and wine in this dressy, designer space.
Adstragold Microbrewery, 417/419 East Coast Road. Tel: 6345 3378
First opened at CHJIMES in 2010 and moving to roomier premises in 2011, they brew up 10 types of ales and stouts at one time. Flavours include nutty brown and red ale, and cider. Bar grub is also a hefty affair here–expect steaks and seafood from their in-house grill.
Blue Bali on Cluny, 1D Cluny Road. Tel: 6733 0185
Originally begun as Little Bali, Blue Bali on Cluny is a little slice of paradise for Balinese fans. The eclectic craft beer offerings from their nano-brewery include wheat beers, ales and lagers infused with Balinese fruits and spices. Don’t leave without trying their signature beer, the Pink Mamba–an elegant concoction of wheat beer and red dragon fruit.
Hospoda Microbrewery, #01-19 Albert Court Village Hotel, 180 Albert Street. Tel: 9666 5791
This simply furnished Czech microbrewery (its name means bar) offers Pilsner Urquell and Bohemia dark beer. For hearty chomps to pair, pick from Czech cuisine including pork prime ribs, pork knuckle and grilled duck. On a separate note, they accept Bitcoin.